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Beards

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Mallophora fautrix Robber Fly on Stalk 0804

Beards: one on the photographer, another on this robber fly, and not all that different in color. The robber fly (also known as a bee killer) is Mallophora fautrix, and the tendril is that of a mustang grape vine, Vitis mustangensis.

This picture is from the Riata Trace Pond in northwest Austin on July 30.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 18, 2014 at 5:51 AM

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