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Giant Yellow Robber Fly

Blepharotes coriarius

Description:

At first I thought this was a dragonfly, though once it landed it made me think of a Robber Fly though it was much bigger than any I'd seen before. It measured about 3cm in length, its abdomen was bright red-orange & it had a fluffy face. Definately the first time I've seen this insect.

Habitat:

Coastal.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Giant Yellow Robber Fly
Blepharotes coriarius Giant Yellow Robber Fly - Blepharotes coriarius


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10 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Fantastic! Thanks so much MacC for the ID.

injica
injica 9 years ago

Looks pretty cool, our aren't so colorful ;)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

I loved it too Gilma, unfortunately no ID as yet. Thank you :)

A bearded Robber Fly!!?? Very interesting!! It is gorgeous whatever it is, hope you get an ID.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

It sure does Alice. I want to find them all!! :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Austrailia produces such interesting specimans.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Thank you Lauren! I love him too!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Beautiful Robber Fly! Love it, and it is huge!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Thank you MacChristiansen :)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 9 years ago

Great series Leanne

LeanneGardner
Spotted by
LeanneGardner

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Dec 15, 2012
Submitted on Dec 15, 2012

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