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Yellow Slender Robber Fly

Cerdistus sp.


A slender bodied robberfly with a pale abdomen which had dark tapering terminal segments. Wings were a clear light brown at the base of which were seen yellowish halteres (seen in pic #2 as a yellow patch above the second leg). Tibiae were yellow and tarsi black.


Spotted resting on the tip of a lime leaf


This species of robberfly hunt while flying grabbing other flies and prey mid-air.

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

3802, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 10, 2012
Submitted on Dec 12, 2012

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