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San Diego Asilid ~ Mallophora fautrix (f) Id'd by Eric Fisher
Roger Thomason
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Posted on 19-10-2019 18:03
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Found this one yesterday in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Id'able?
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Edited by Roger Thomason on 20-10-2019 16:20
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Eric Fisher
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Posted on 19-10-2019 23:35
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Hi Roger,

Your photos show Mallophora fautrix, female.
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Bastard! Are you in USA?! Collect me some flies please! As some people do not like to share. Pfft
Hope you have a nice time, ROger! Wink
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Hi Eric, Thanks for the ID, I thought you might recognize it. Wink

And Jorge..I used to work in a bar and we were called Bar Stewards ( well most of the time) Wink I've got no way to collect flies here and it's so dry, hardly any plants that aren't burnt to a cinder.. A bit "Apocalypse Now" to look at or similar to the Botanical Garden in Windhoek at last years ICD9 everything frazzled with very few flies. awkwardSmile
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Prey is a dark Vespula pensylvanica, the only regional species with a complete yellow ring around the eye and vulgaris-type abdominal markings. It is common in the West, and absent in Pennsylvania despite the species name.
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