Predatory wasp?

Asked August 18, 2015, 4:09 PM EDT

Large insect landed in front of me in yard. Then I realised there were two! Photo attached. What is it? Thanks.

Baltimore County Maryland insect id robbber fly feeding on fly

3 Responses

Your excellent photo is of a robber fly feeding on a fly.
LS

Tks for your reply. I then checked Robber Flies out in my Audubon book.. Great to have this service. Is it a bearded robber fly as the basic one looks to be all grey? It also seemed bigger than 1 inch long but I have no way of verifying that.

We cannot say whether it is a bearded robber fly based on the photo. vw