Asilidae help
June 6, 2010
hello Bugman this is my first time doing this so bear with me. I am a 24year old aspiring entomologist from portage county (NE) Ohio. Besides the average ‘prairies and meadows bordered by woodlands’ can you reveal more information on where to find Promachus robberflies in this area? Your information will be greatly appreciated.
sincerely, Ben
hope this helps,
portage county ohio

Giant Robber Fly eats Buckeye Butterfly

Dear Ben,
This sure is a spectacular photo of a Giant Robberfly in the genus Promachus feeding on a Buckeye Butterfly.  Since we do not collect insects, we cannot offer much advice on where to hunt, and the information you provided on prairies and meadows is already indicated on BugGuide.  Perhaps one of our more knowledgeable readers will provide a comment on your posting.

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One Response to Giant Robber Fly eats Buckeye Butterfly

  1. Corkey Hine says:

    Had my first encounter with a giant robber fly yesterday. It was huge. I didn’t know what it was. I had never seen anything like it. Great article here. Good read!!

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