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Black Robber Fly

Dasypogon sp.


Possibly a male Dasypogon diadema, see comment from Paul Davis below.


Rocky headland

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Thanks Paul, now you mention it I can see it straight away. Just not familiar enough with insects to recognise them straight away. Spotting updated.

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 6 years ago

Hi Malcolm ,this is a Robber fly not a beetle ,they have a tendency to crawl rather like a beetle .I think this may be a male ---Dasypogon diadema.The females are larger and more colourful .There are a few Dasypogon species ,so it is probably best to leave this as Dasypogon sp.


Spotted on Jun 18, 2014
Submitted on Nov 16, 2014

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