Location: Southern Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
December 20, 2012 1:01 am
I found this insect that looks like a hybrid of a fly and dragonfly in my backyard, but am unsure if it is a dragonfly as we usually see the everyday green dragonflies in our area at this time of year (early summer).
This is a Robber Fly, a predatory true Fly in the family Asilidae. It is the third image of a Robber Fly from Australia we have posted in the past week, though all are different species. We will try to determine a species name for you when time permits.