Robber fly is best known as a predator of almost flying insects. It is capable of knocking down the prey by injecting a fluid into its victims. Having this reputation, robber fly is also called assassin fly. It belongs to the family Asilidae in the order Diptera. I only spotted a single robber fly on the dried twig, and it seems to be brave in handling the prey all alone.
So, here are my pictures of robber fly that I took a day ago somewhere around the bush near the ditch area. These pics were taken with a smartphone plus an external macro device. Robber fly is also called assassin fly belongs to Assilidae that is usually found around the wetland. It is a tiny robber fly that I found the other day when I was hunting for my photography objects.
This robber fly has a small form of the body that allowed it to hide behind a tiny dried grass, but I already noticed this predatory before it did so. All I needed to do was to manage to get a couple of shots from distance range before it's really disappeared from my sight.
This insect is also called a predatory insect for it feeds itself with other insects and capable of catching prey in flight. It has stout, spiny legs with two large compound eyes and deserved to be exposed.
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