Monday, March 26, 2012

Robber Fly

Robber flies look like large flies although their coloring is often reminiscent of that of a bee.  They prey upon bees, flies, beetles, moths, butterflies, dragonflies and spiders.  Like a spider, they inject a neurotoxin into the victim and liquefy their innards.  I would have liked to see how it managed to kill the bee, but I only spotted it after the fact.  I used a telephoto lens to take the image with no other attachments to enlarge the insect.

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