Mallophorina sp. - Robber Fly

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

A robber fly rests on its perch.

USA NM Hidalgo Co.: 4 km NW Rodeo
1240m  31º53´N 109º03´W  6.viii.2005 
Chihuahuan Desert 

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.