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Laphria macquarti
This robber fly is known as Laphria macquarti which is a species known from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, and probably elsewhere in the southeast. It is fairly large and a bumblebee mimic in coloration. The first three shots shown here were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in May, 2007, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The individual shown here was in Austin, Texas, in April, 2008. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The Laphria macquarti shown here was in the San Jacinto National Forest, San Jacinto Co., Texas, in May, 2008. It was shot with the same gear described above.
The Laphria macquarti shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in April, 2009. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 50D and an EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The Laphria macquarti shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in May, 2010. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The next 3 shots of Laphria macquarti were all taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in June, 2010, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The next two images of Laphria macquarti were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in May, 2011, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
Laphria macquarti
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
20 April 2013
Laphria macquarti
with ladybird beetle as prey
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
30 May 2013
Laphria macquarti
with prey
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
30 March 2017
Laphria macquarti
with prey
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
30 March 2017
Laphria macquarti
with prey
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
30 March 2017