The Robber Fly Dioctria baumhaueri

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Dioctria baumhaueri


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Dioctria baumhaueri

A robber fly is any of the predatory dipterous flies constituting the family Asilidae, which have a strong bristly body with piercing mouthparts and which prey on other insects. Also called bee killer and assassin fly.

Dioctria, including the Stripe-legged Robber fly (Dioctria baumhaueri), whose preferred prey are small ichneumonid wasps, tend to be rather delicate insects.


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3 Responses to The Robber Fly Dioctria baumhaueri

  1. Sherry Felix says:

    Looking good in between heists.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. tootlepedal says:

    Not a fellow I would like to meet on a dark night. Great shot.

    Liked by 1 person

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