Subject: Blue robber fly?
Geographic location of the bug: Mudgee, nsw
Time: 03:20 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I saw anothe post with a very similar fly and you said it was an exciting find, so I thought I’d send you mine. Never seen one before, I assume it’s come to escape the fires.
How you want your letter signed: Cheers, Jeremy.
We always love posting excellent images of large Robber Flies, arguably among the most adept winged insect predators. We believe you are correct that this is a Giant Blue Robber Fly, Blepharotes spendidissimus, based on images posted online. The human finger for scale is a nice addition. We are well aware of the horrific fires currently burning in Australia.