Robber fly.

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!



Robber Fly.


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