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Fan-bristled Robberfly (Dysmachus trigonus) A particularly hirsute Robberfly with an exaggerated hump, which otherwise looks similar to the Downland Robberfly (Machimus rusticus) I have previously featured on Jungledragon.<br />
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See the Fan-bristled Robberfly in close up here: <section class="video"><iframe width="448" height="282" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xPza_1_3MOk?hd=1&autoplay=0&rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></section> Dysmachus trigonus,Geotagged,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Fan-bristled Robberfly (Dysmachus trigonus)

A particularly hirsute Robberfly with an exaggerated hump, which otherwise looks similar to the Downland Robberfly (Machimus rusticus) I have previously featured on Jungledragon.

See the Fan-bristled Robberfly in close up here:

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  1. Whoopsi!

    I thought I'd finished writing the species information!
    Posted 4 months ago

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"Dysmachus trigonus", the fan-bristled robberfly, is a species of robber fly. It preys on other insects in flight.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Philip Booker
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By Philip Booker

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Uploaded Feb 25, 2022. Captured in 33 Crespin Way, Brighton BN1 7FG, UK.