A Deadly Hug (Robber Fly with Prey)

robber fly with flesh fly prey

A robber fly (Efferia sp., Asilidae) preys on a distant cousin (possible flesh fly, family Sarcophagidae).

Not all hugs are equal, and some are stolen.

I just snuck this female robber fly’s ovipositor into the frame (it’s not a stinger!), just like I just snuck this post into Wednesday.

(Only one fly was hurt during the making of this photo.)

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