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Kite-tailed Robber Fly

Tolmerus atricapillus - a robber fly, photographed 23 August 2010 by B Crowley

Tolmerus atricapillus – a robber fly, photographed 23 August 2010 by B Crowley

Kite-tailed Robber Fly (Tolmerus atricapillus)
(23 August 2010)

This is another very large (having a body length of over 15mm) and fierce looking fly. It is a predator of other insects, and is quite harmless to humans.


Group: Insects
Order: Diptera
Family: Asilidae
Species: Tolmerus atricapillus
Common Name: Kite-tailed Robber Fly
Author: B Crowley
Location: Thrupp Lake

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