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Scientific name: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae:
Common Name: robber fly

Country: USA
State/District: DC
County: n/a
Date (D-M-Y): 7 - 7 - 2004

Photographer: D. S. Kjar

Collector: D. S. Kjar
Location: Georgetown University Observatory Hill

Keywords: robber fly predator GU
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

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