Robber Flies

The robber flies are insects in order Diptera, family Asilidae. There are a number of species that vary greatly in color and appearance. All robber flies are predaceous, lying in wait for victims. Robber fly prey on insects such as wasps, bees, beetles, butterflies and dragonflies etc. The robber fly jabs its strong pointed proboscis into prey's back to inject the neurotoxic saliva to paralyze it and then sucks the juices out. Robber flies can deliver a painful bite to human, if handled roughly.
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7 comments:

virgo27 said...

not too long ago, i was watching an animal planet show about insects and they talked a little about the robber fly.

birdy said...

Thanks Virgo for your response on my post.

Osaid said...

WOW looking so dangerous, i think you should try to shot a robber fly preying something.

birdy said...

Salam Osaid!
Thanks for the comment. I will also like to capture robber fly while preying some thing. However I'm a photographer of chance, what ever comes in my way, I try to shoot.

Osaid said...

Its okay, thanks for sharing.

Sunny said...

Nice captured.

birdy said...

Thanks Sunny for the visit and comment.