Diogmites platypterus

When I first saw this species it was early in the day and I thought it was a wasp. Since there wasn’t anything else to photograph I followed it and when I got it in focus I could hardly believe that this was a robber fly.

Locations

Map showing sighting locations for Diogmites platypterus
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Diogmites platypterus

Along the Wisconsin River north of Blue River, Grant Co., WI. August 18, 2009.