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A Rare Robber Fly New to Virginia

Dr. Art Evans and Steve Clark discuss a chance encounter that Art had with a very rare robber fly that is new to the Virginia fauna, Orthogonis stygia.

This predatory species was first described from two specimens collected in North Carolina and Mississippi. Since then, specimens of this exceptionally rare species have been found in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Be sure to read Art's blog on this species here.