Sunrise: 04.48 Sunset: 09.21
The robber fly is so called because it lies in wait. When an insect passes it jumps out shouting, ” Stand and deliver; I want your insides!”
Also called the assassin fly, it spears a prey insect with a long proboscis through which it injects a flesh dissolving saliva. When the saliva has done its work, the robber fly sucks the nutritious juices through its hypopharnyx.
A male robber fly has to be careful when mating with a female. He will wait until a female has speared an insect, jumps on her back, and does the business whilst her proboscis is too busy to do any damage. Ha-ha! I’m saying nothing more!