Robber Flies

Robber Flies, familly Asilidae, are some of the most fierce and able insect predators out there; it is no trouble for a robber fly to pick off another insect in flight. These images feature a variety of different species: some tiny like the Holcocephala sp., bee or wasp mimics adding a layer of cunning, and bigger species with their bushy mystax (the hairy mustache over their piercing proboscis). No robber fly gallery would be complete without evidence of their hunting skills, so there are plenty of predator and prey shots.

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