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Scientific name: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae:
Common Name: robber fly
Photographer: D. S. Kjar
Additional Information: This is a robber fly preying on a vespid wasp. Robber flies catch their prey while in flight with the large clawed tarsi you can see at the end of each leg. To view a closer picture of asilid mouthparts visit this page. D.S.K