Clubbed Mydas Fly

Mydas clavatus

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Mydas clavatus is a species of Mydas fly that is native to temperate, eastern North America. It is named for its clubbed antennae, which is however a general feature of the Mydas flies. An orange to red mark on the abdomen is distinctive. It is a Batesian mimic of certain spider wasps, and is consequently quite bold in its movements. Adults fly in mid-summer.

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  1. (c) Russell Pfau, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/8380466
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mydas_clavatus

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