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Robber Fly



Elongated abdomen and robust thorax, covered with thick hair, length about 2.5 cm, black to grey in colour with light bands below abdomen, stout, spiny legs and three ocelli on the top of the head between their two large compound eyes.


Spotted during a day walk at Kebun Raya Cibodas, a 80ha area above 1.400 metres high, mix of botanical park with big trees & palms and surrounded by rainforest at the foot of Gene volcano, Java - Indonesia.


The Asilidae are a family in the order Diptera, the true flies. The name "robber flies" reflects their notoriously aggressive predatory habits, they may deliver intensely painful bites if handled incautiously; They feed mainly or exclusively on other insects and as a rule they wait in ambush and catch their prey in flight. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Diptera Suborder: Brachycera Infraorder: Asilomorpha Superfamily: Asiloidea Family: Asilidae

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JordiPrats a year ago

Thanks Mark!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Nice shot Jordi.

JordiPrats a year ago

Thanks for the nomination Ashley

AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

JordiPrats a year ago

Thanks for your appreciation Antonio

Perfect shot Jordi,congrats and thanks for sharing

JordiPrats a year ago

Thanks Brian

Brian38 a year ago

Great shot Jordi!

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Lat: -6.74, Long: 107.01

Spotted on Nov 11, 2017
Submitted on Nov 26, 2017

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