Three-banded Robber Fly (Stichopogon trifasciatus)

I spotted this tiny robber fly on a sandy stretch of trail at River Bend Nature Center in Faribault. A very hot day in June, making my way from the Straight River back to my car, I was on the look out for tiger beetles whenever the trail became sandy, but spotted this great little fly instead. The Three-banded Robber Fly is, according to Stephen Marshall’s magnum opus Flies: The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera (2012), the most common Stichopogon in North America, ranging from Canada into Mexico.


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