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A big beast! - near Kozsalin, Poland

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Old Wednesday 19th June 2019, 12:57   #1
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A big beast! - near Kozsalin, Poland

Hi All
I have no idea what this is. Unfortunately it was shot into the sun and isn't a great picture. It was a bog beast, maybe 2in long, maybe a little bigger.
Hopefully someone can ID it for me?
Thanks, Gareth
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Old Thursday 20th June 2019, 05:36   #2
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This is a Laphria Robber Fly species I think, maybe Laphria gibbosa,

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Thanks for that Andy, they look very similar. Scared the Bejesus out of me when I walked past it and saw it out of the corner of my eye!
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Just found this............... https://naturarkivet.no/sokeresultat...7?target=modal
Think this is the one, looks identical and as you said Laphria gibbosa
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