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Old Jul 27, 2011, 6:59 PM   #1
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Default Bug ID please!

I'm not sure what this is. It was pretty large, about 1.5" or 4cm. I thought maybe a dragonfly baby, but not sure.


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Old Jul 27, 2011, 7:23 PM   #2
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Sorry, you know me but it's called a bug. The capture is great. I am pretty good at making up names. Flyus legharyous (hairy legs). Actually it does resemble a dragonfly. I just like the shot so just ignore me.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 7:59 PM   #3
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Nice shot Saly. Can't ID but the face and eyes do not look like a DFly.

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Old Jul 27, 2011, 8:36 PM   #4
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Great & sharp photo! It's a Robber Fly. Not sure of which species, but here's a good place to start: http://www.windsofkansas.com/Basilidae/asilid.html

Can't be a baby dragonfly: Remember that immature stage insects never have wings. Baby dragonflies (often called dragonfly nymphs or naiads) live in water. They are amazing creatures that look almost nothing like the adults. (Look about halfway down this thread for a few photos: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pe...-younguns.html)
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 9:38 PM   #5
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Oh man, thanks, mole. That's not nearly as nice as I had hoped! It was pretty big, so I can see how it can prey on other insects.
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dragonflies also have two sets of wings, and their heads are generally very large in relation to the thorax.
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