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"Florida Bee Killer" Robbery Fly

"Florida bee killer," Robber Fly, Mallophora bomboides. Morningside Nature Center, Gainesville, Florida. 2014.

I couldn't tell exactly what was happening here, but it appears that this Florida Bee Killer caught a Bumble Bee and was eating it. The Robber Fly was HUGE! About 1 1/2 inches long! And very furry. Look at those hairy feet! What a thrill to be able to get up close for photos. They are usually very quick to fly off.

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