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Robber fly

Asilidae

Description:

Robber flies take their prey on the wing. The fly attacks its prey by stabbing it with its short, strong proboscis injecting the victim with saliva containing neurotoxic and proteolytic enzymes which very rapidly paralyze the victim and soon digest the insides; the fly then sucks the liquefied material through the proboscis.

Notes:

Spotted at Injisthi, in the Drakensberg, KZN


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2 Comments

custodio808
custodio808 6 years ago

Beautiful.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 6 years ago

Wow!! Fantastic spot!

Mari du Preez
Spotted by
Mari du Preez

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Lat: -25.63, Long: 28.36

Spotted on Feb 1, 2013
Submitted on Mar 16, 2013

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