Common Name:  Robber Flies

Description:  Robber flies have stylate mouthparts and a concave depression between the eyes. The adults are predaceous and mimic bumblebees with a hairy body and a bearded face. The larvae live in soil and decaying wood and feed on the larvae of other insects.

Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Stylate mouthparts surrounded by a beard of long hairs
  2. Concave depression on top of head between compound eyes

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Order:  Diptera