Saturday, March 28, 2009

Robber fly

Some bug photos are accumulating, so to the press. Identification by Ted MacRae. See comment.

3 comments:

Ted C. MacRae said...

A robber fly (family Asilidae). Voracious predators that capture other insects in flight, stab them behind the head with their beak, and inject toxic saliva to kill and liquify the innards so they can suck them dry. A delightfully morbid way of life.

regards--ted

GingerV said...

looks like a solder from the starwars trilogy. all these guys have huge eyes.

beetlesinthebush said...

Huge eyes - a good thing to have when you're a vicious, deadly predator!