Heteropogon currani
The robber fly known as Heteropogon currani has been found at least in Texas and Oklahoma, but I have no other information about its distribution. My thanks to Herschel Raney, Mike Thomas and Dr. Riley Nelson for helping to work out the identification of this species from collected specimens and photos. The first 10 shots on this page were all taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in November, 2009. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 180mm F/3.5 Macro lens.
The next 3 shots were taken in western Travis Co., Texas, in October, 2010, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 180 Macro with Macro flash. These tiny robbers seem ever alert as they perch on the end of a twig and watch for prey.