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Common Awl Robber Fly - Neoitamus cyanurus ? The Robber Flies are air hunter. They also known as an Assassin Fly and Bee Killer. They have strong legs which can catch prey on flight. They are medium to large size flies with large eyes and necked head. They are active predators on flying insects, unselective in prey species. They even prey on web weaving spiders. Their mouthparts are the triangular proboscis  which insert into prey and suck the juice.<br />
Most Robber flies are with noticeable &quot;beard&quot; of setae around the face. It is believed that they serve as protection to their face from damage by their prey.  <br />
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Common Awl Robber Fly - Neoitamus cyanurus ?

The Robber Flies are air hunter. They also known as an Assassin Fly and Bee Killer. They have strong legs which can catch prey on flight. They are medium to large size flies with large eyes and necked head. They are active predators on flying insects, unselective in prey species. They even prey on web weaving spiders. Their mouthparts are the triangular proboscis which insert into prey and suck the juice.
Most Robber flies are with noticeable "beard" of setae around the face. It is believed that they serve as protection to their face from damage by their prey.

https://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_robbers/Robbers.htm

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Neoitamus cyanurus, the Common Awl Robberfly is a species of 'stiletto flies' belonging to the family Asilidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Calbost
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Uploaded Feb 23, 2021. Captured Feb 23, 2021 11:34 in 51 Little Switzerland Dr, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782, Australia.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/14.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO800
  • 105mm