Subject: Giant yellow robber fly from Western Australia
Location: Quinninup, Western Australia
February 23, 2017 3:14 am
I found this giant fly on a window, feet caught in spiderwebbing, 25km south of Manjimup. It is 45mm from head to tip of abdomen, is bright orange on the top of the abdomen and black and hairy underneath. It has tufts of black and white hairs down the sides of the abdomen and very strong black legs covered in barbs.
The Giant Yellow Robber Fly, Blepharotes coriarius, is one of the most impressive looking flies we have ever received for posting. We were quite amazed the first time we posted an image of a Giant Yellow Robber Fly nine years ago. It is one impressive predator.