Robberfly (Promachus rufipes)
Where were the robberflies this year? I can count on one hand the number I saw and they were mostly small gray ones. This guy has been waiting in the queue to be posted - he's our biggest species. I also didn't photograph any writing spiders this fall - very unusual.
I think this guy was perching on one of my dragonfly sticks in the lower yard.
2nd runner-up, Faves, 20-29 faves, 11-11
Winner, Beautiful World Challenge Group, Insects, 11-11
Winner, Big Momma award, The Mother of All Challenge Groups, R, 12-11
Winner, Faves, Runner-up v. runner-up, 1-12
Winner (Sweep), Game, R, 10-14
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