Friday, June 7, 2013

Robber Fly!

Here is a nice robber fly that posed for me on a palmetto frond. These flies are rugged predators and if you watch one for a few minutes, you'll see it ambush a passing insect with ruthless efficiency. They also come in a lot of interesting shapes and coloration. Some look like wasps, bumblebees, or jumping spiders.

Look at that fierce mouth. I'm glad I'm not on the menu.

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