Category Archives: Diptera

Giant Robber Fly of the Great Plains – Microstylum morosum

Early in July, while walking the Oak Motte and Deer Mouse Trails at the Ft. Worth Nature Center & Refuge, I was surprised by the largest Robber Fly that I have ever seen. I estimated at the time that it … Continue reading

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Allograpta obliqua – Hover Fly

The Common Oblique Syrphid Success at last! I have been trying for years to photograph one of these “hover flies” on a flower or “sitting still”. Click on the photo for a better look at this beauty. Allograpta obliqua Update: … Continue reading

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