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10 hours ago, Jerry Friedman said:

Nice captures!  (Pun intended.)

This seems to be robber cannibalism on my porch.  Herschel Raney, who responded to my request at BugGuide, said this can happen when a male tries to mate but discovers that the intended partner is another male.

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Nice shot to you as well! I really like Robber Flies, they're so bizarre. Almost like creatures from another planet.

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14 hours ago, Avery said:

I think this is the fastest growing thread I’ve seen on my time here!

It is such a natural off shoot of birding. There are more bugs than birds and with super zoom point shoot cameras it is easy to get good photographs. I'm not surprised this thread is growing so fast.

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1 hour ago, xpoetmarcr said:

Wandering glider (Pantala flavescens)

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That's a Variegated Meadowhawk, with the black-outlined white spots on the sides of the abdomen and the white thoracic stripes ending in yellow spots.  I believe your Blue Dasher is right.

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2 hours ago, Jerry Friedman said:

That's a Variegated Meadowhawk, with the black-outlined white spots on the sides of the abdomen and the white thoracic stripes ending in yellow spots.  I believe your Blue Dasher is right.

@Jerry Friedman Thanks for the correction.  I gotta say, some of these look so much alike! :classic_huh:

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