Wild Florida Photo - Dipalta serpentina

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Dipalta serpentina

ANTLION FLY

Synonym: Anthrax serpentina

Florida native

 

This is not the fly of the antlion - family Myrmeleontidae - larvae that live at the bottom of a conical pit in sandy or dusty areas. This antlion fly is a bee fly - family Bombyliidae that is a parasite of the antlions.

 
Dipalta serpentina is a member of the Bombyliidae - Bee Flies family.
 

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Sep 04, 2010









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