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The Asilidae are the robber fly family, also called assassin flies. They are powerfully built, bristly flies with short, sharp, stout sucking mouthparts. The name "robber flies" reflects their notoriously aggressive predatory habits; they feed mainly on other insects and they largely wait in ambush and catch their prey in flight.

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Comments (10)

Caroline Pulleman on August 26, 2013

Nice picture! Very detailed as most of your pictures are!

beyer99 on August 26, 2013

wow !!!! it's really a mastershot !!! LIKE Best greetings from Vienna a.beyer

cjlin on August 26, 2013

Yes, really the robber. LIKE. cjlin

Leo Roundtree on August 26, 2013

Wonderful capture, Greti! Great composition and detail. Ciao, Leo

Mircea_RAICU on September 7, 2013

Stunning view , great image indeed !
Best regards , Mircea R.

© ediemme on September 8, 2013

Macro stupefacente.
Saluti, Enrico.

Manel Ferrer on September 18, 2013

Horripilante y fantástico a la vez. Like.

©pintiliana50 on September 24, 2013

Grande macro da professionista Lk/11

Bella e interessante la documentazione

Saluti mandi mandi Paolo

kurt Oblak on October 4, 2013

Kampf um Leben und Tod,toll fotografiert,like 13,Fav.1,liebe Grüße KURT

Kabelsalat on October 6, 2013


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  • Uploaded on August 25, 2013
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    by Margherita-Italy
    • Taken on 2009/08/22 12:39:38
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 180.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO1000
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • Flash fired