Gold Bug

Uploaded: July 21, 2020 | Entered: July 21, 2020 06:36:42


This is just a robber fly in strong afternoon sunlight. What a surprise that he looks so good! :) Robber flies are distinctive, medium-sized to large, bristly or hairy flies. There are over 1,000 species of robber flies (family Asilidae) in North America; and nearly 100 have been recorded from the Upper Midwest. The common name for this group comes from their ferocious manner of pouncing from the air on their prey.

Exif: Camera: NIKON CORPORATION COOLPIX P1000; Shutter Speed: 10/5000; Aperture: f/5.0; ISO: 250; Orientation: 1; Date: 2020:07:18 13:29:11


Bojan Bencic level-classic July 21, 2020 1

Fantastic light and details, Janet. Great info. #1743249

Terry Korpela level-deluxe July 21, 2020 1

Nicely Done Janet! #11819849

Martha R. Mazon level-classic July 21, 2020 1

Fascinating, Janet, with wonderful composition and detail! #11819856

Adilson F. Ferreira July 21, 2020 1

Wonderful capture Janet! Great explanation! #11819869

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 21, 2020

Thank you, Bojan, Terry, Martha and Adilson! #11819890

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 21, 2020 1

I've seen these fellas a few times here in TX and they are sure formidable looking! Excellent detail, Janet, color and those teeny-tiny hairs!! :) #11819900

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 21, 2020

Thanks, Val! #11819910

Leslie McLain level-deluxe July 21, 2020 1

Amazing capture, Janet. #11819940

LJ Corliss level-classic July 22, 2020 1

Excellent :) #11820081

Oscar J. Pung level-classic July 22, 2020 1

Not just a robber but a very handsome one indeed. Fabulous macro photo Janet. #11820126

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 22, 2020

Thank you Leslie, LJ and Oscar! :) #11820132

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 25, 2020 1

This is so interesting Janet, wonderful clarity, one can count every hair!! << #11820872

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 25, 2020

Thank you, Nancy! #11820877

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