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Robber fly?

Description:

This is the first time I've seen such fly occurrence. Having seen fly images like this type on the internet, I thought it might be a type of robber fly - so identification is appreciated. (Note: it has green eyes.)

Habitat:

Back porch clothes line.

Notes:

It has been perching on the clothes line for some time. When disturbed, it flew away and came right back. And at one instance, I saw it has caught something (3rd picture).

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2 Comments

starleaf
starleaf 9 years ago

Thanks for the confirmation, Karen.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

You are correct - It is a species of robber fly (Asilidae)!

starleaf
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starleaf

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 12, 2011
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011

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