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Robberfly

Asilidae (Family)

Description:

Red Grasshawk (Neurothemis fluctuans) killed by a Huge Robberfly Asilidae (Family).

Habitat:

Volcanic Riparian

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7 Comments

iGo Sugiarto
iGo Sugiarto 8 years ago

Thanks Malcolm Wilton-Jones, you solve the "video prolem saving".

Yes ...logical, they suck their victims!!
I notice you are having trouble with your videos and if you go to "Support" bottom of the screen, they can help you with that problem... : )

iGo Sugiarto
iGo Sugiarto 8 years ago

Look at the 5th pic.. there is a suction tool like a mosquitos suction. Maybe sucking is the way they eating their prey.

I read something about their spiny legs to catch prey in flight, but when it comes to eating their prey.. I have no idea...?!

iGo Sugiarto
iGo Sugiarto 8 years ago

Thanks Gilma

iGo Sugiarto
iGo Sugiarto 8 years ago

How they can bite another insects without fang?

That is fantastic!! That is some Robberfly, congratulations on that great spotting.

iGo Sugiarto
Spotted by
iGo Sugiarto

Indonesia

Spotted on Nov 11, 2012
Submitted on Nov 13, 2012

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