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Robber Fly portrait | by Ian Cuison Photography
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Robber Fly portrait

As adults, robber flies (family Asilidae) aggressively hunt any insect it can subdue, including those with stinging defenses such as bees and wasps. Upon catching another bug with its strong legs, the robber fly pierces the prey's exoskeleton with its needle-like tongue, injects it with paralyzing saliva and sucks out its insides as a liquid.


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Taken on August 22, 2010