Common Yellow Robber Fly eats Dragonfly in Australia

Dragonfly hunter
Location: Sydney Australia
March 9, 2011 11:57 pm
Dear bugman,can you please identify this
fearsome looking dragenfly hunter ,I found in my garden this morning?
King Regards
Signature: Katja

Robber Fly eats Dragonfly

Hi Katja,
The Robber Fly in your photo looks like an especially large specimen, and large Robber Flies are capable of snatching large flying prey on the wing.  They are formidable hunters.  We believe we have properly identified your Robber Fly as the Common Yellow Robber Fly,
Ommatius sp., by comparing your photos to those posted on the Insects of Brisbane website.

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