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Robberfly with prey

Family - Asilidae

Description:

large fly, iridescent purple wings with a bee in its mouth.

Habitat:

rainforest

Notes:

I spotted this at Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary. I thought it might be a parasitic wasp but I'm not sure.

No species ID suggestions

7 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks Ismael!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 6 years ago

Wow! fantastic spotting Dan

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks Juan for the ID and thanks everyone for the comments. This has been a mystery to me for so long. I'm glad to see it get an ID.

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Great shot!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

yes, it's a nice picture

textless
textless 7 years ago

...awesome photo though!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

This is not a wasp, is an Robber fly (Asilidae) and is not parasitic, is predating on a bee

Ghana

Lat: 6.69, Long: -1.62

Spotted on Dec 22, 2003
Submitted on Apr 22, 2011

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