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Robber Fly

Family :Asilidae: Genus: ommatius?


Large fly with greyish coloured slender body. Large brown eyes and reddish Orange long legs. As their common name implies, robber flies have voracious appetites and feed on a vast array of other arthropods, which may help maintain a healthy balance between insect populations in various habitats


I went out to put my garbage out for collection early yesterday evening, and found this Robber Fly sitting on top of the garbage bin. This is my first sighting of one.

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JamesPriest2 a year ago

Thank you Polilla. Appreciate the compliment :-)

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Lat: -33.78, Long: 150.78

Spotted on Jan 4, 2017
Submitted on Jan 5, 2017

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