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Microstylumn morosum
The Microstylum morosum in the 3 images shown here was at Millwood Lake, Howard Co., Arkansas, in September, 2007. It was shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 l IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash. This represents one of only a very few records of this species in Arkansas. The eyes of this robber are entirely emerald green. The orange color in these images was caused by the flash.
This robber fly named Microstylumn morosum is one of the largest robbers in the United States. It occurs in parts of Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona.
The Microstylum morosum in the shot shown here was along the Guadalupe River in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas, in June, 2008. This image was taken with the same gear as the shots above.
The shot shown here was 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 3 shots show another Microstylum morosum in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in July, 2010. These images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The next 4 shots show a Microstylum morosum with a male Neon Skimmer. These images were taken in August, 2010, in Palmetto State Park, Gonzales Co., Texas, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a 50-500mm Sigma lens. Apparently the dragonfly became entangled in the spider web and was hanging by several strands of the web when the robber fly discovered the situation and flew in to take advantage of the free meal.
Microstylum morosum
Guadalupe River,
Independence Park,
Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas
3 July 2014
29.4958
-97.4549
Microstylum morosum
San Marcos River,
ca 3 mi W of Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
3 July 2014
29.6669
-97.6979
Microstylum morosum
feeding on grasshopper
San Marcos River,
ca 3 mi W of Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
3 July 2014
29.6669
-97.6979
Microstylum morosum
Independence Park,
Gonza;es,
Gonzales Co., Texas
28 July 2014
Microstylum morosum
with
Superb Green Cicada
(Tibicen superbus)
as prey
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
28 July 2014
Microstylum morosum
with
Superb Green Cicada
(Tibicen superbus)
as prey
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
28 July 2014
Microstylum morosum
with
Superb Green Cicada
(Tibicen superbus)
as prey
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
28 July 2014
Microstylum morosum
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
7 August 2014
Microstylum morosum
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
8 August 2014
Microstylum morosum
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
14 July 2015
Microstylum morosum
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
9 July 2016