Subject: Is this a giant blue robber fly?
Geographic location of the bug: Dapto NSW
Time: 11:56 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: We found this in our backyard….what is it?
How you want your letter signed: Gwen age 8
We apologize for the delay in our response. Daniel was out of the office for over a week spending the Thanksgiving holiday with his 90 year old mother and he did not answer any mail. We agree that this is most likely a Giant Blue Robber Fly, Blepharotes spendidissimus, which is one impressive predator. Your images are awesome. Can you provide us with any observation details from the sighting?
It stayed in the same position for days- we thought it was dead!! Then just disappeared! Was amazing to look at though!