Ant Robber

Cerotainiops abdominalis

Cerotainiops, Robber Fly, photo © by Mike Plagens

Observed at Sycamore Creek, Mazatzal Mts., Maricopa Co, Arizona, USA. 23 June 2016.

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This medium-sized robber fly is a hunter of ants. Many ants can sting which might explain some the heavy armor like the hardened and bowed metathoracic legs (hind pair).

Asilidae -- Robber Fly Family

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Arizona Naturalist
Sycamore Canyons
Invertebrates in Arizona's Sycamore Canyons


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