Subject: Robber fly
Location: Daintree Rainforest Australia
December 21, 2012 4:58 pm
Dear bugman,
I took this picture two months ago in the Daintree rainforest, Australia. I think it is a robber fly, but I can’t figure out what kind of robber fly.
Can you help me?
Best regards, Paul
Signature: Paul

Robber Fly with Prey

Dear Paul,
Despite the angle of view being very different, your Robber Fly reminds us of this unidentified Robber Fly from Australia we posted several days ago.  The coloration and markings on the legs, the antennae and the wings all look very similar and we believe they may be the same species.  Your side view also shows the shape and length of the legs, but we still can’t be decisive about the identification based on images on the Brisbane Insect website.  It appears that your individual is feeding on a large True Bug.

Dear Daniel,
Thanks for your answer, I keep on searching.
Best regards, Paul

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