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Robberfly

Asilidae

Description:

Robberfly on a perch. One moment he's off. The next he's back, and with small take-away dinner.

Habitat:

Coconut palm. There is a small population of robberflies on this tree. Each maintains a territory at the tip of the palm flowers. Dispute over territories is witnessed sometimes.

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2 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Two, very beautiful photos....

Davidbygott
Davidbygott 6 years ago

Lovely silhouettes! but might be a little hard to ID. Family Asilidae is all I can say.

dotun55
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dotun55

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Spotted on Aug 8, 2014
Submitted on Oct 31, 2014

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