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Earliest Record of the Bee-mimic Robber Fly, Mallophora fautrix Osten Sacken 1887 (Diptera: Asilidae), in Louisiana

Anita Pant1,* and Susan Mopper1

1Department of Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 410 E. St. Mary Boulevard, Billeaud Hall, Lafayette, LA 70503. *Corresponding author.

Southeastern Naturalist, Volume 19, Issue 2 (2020): N32–N37

The charismatic bee-mimic robber fly Mallophora fautrix (Bee Killer) is distributed throughout the southwestern US and Mexico. Recent sightings of M. fautrix in Louisiana represent the easternmost reports of the species. We photographed and identified M. fautrix in north Lafayette Parish, LA, on 5 August 2015. This 2015 discovery and a second sighting in Bossier City, LA, on 28 July 2019, extend the eastern range of this charismatic bee-mimic robber fly.

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