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Robber Fly

Asilidae

Description:

The Asilidae are the robber fly family, also called assassin flies. They are powerfully built, bristly flies with a short, stout proboscis enclosing the sharp, sucking hypopharynx.[1][2] The name "robber flies" reflects their notoriously aggressive predatory habits; they feed mainly or exclusively on other insects and as a rule they wait in ambush and catch their prey in flight.

Habitat:

On my deck.

Notes:

Interesting, I thought it was a horsefly, at first.

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SarahWhitt
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SarahWhitt

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Aug 18, 2018
Submitted on Aug 18, 2018

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