Looking At Insects. #6 Robber Fly.

Hi everyone!

Well, here we have a look at our first “Robber Fly” (Laphria Janus). While it looks like some sort of terrible bee, it is a fly and quite harmless to people and animals. They hunt other insects, often larger than themselves. They are strong fliers and have long, strong legs. Most species of robber flies have a beard, like this one, and large bulgy eyes. This one is 3/4 of an inch (18mm) long. This is the first one I have been able to photograph, it is hard to get close to them. Have a great day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

19 Comments on “Looking At Insects. #6 Robber Fly.

  1. That is amazing πŸ‘ 😁 I didn’t know these even existed 😳! Thanks for another great tid bit of information I can add to my mental library!😁😊
    (All be it really Dusty)πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  2. Wow! 😍This is an amazing insect. Hunting 🏹larger of its species makes it a fearless one. How could you? 🀯 Alright, I know you are a biological what πŸ€”um i forgot that. I’m sorry πŸ™„. You are a famous biologist. ☺️that says it all. Have a lovely day 🌸

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    • Glad you enjoyed meeting this wonderful insect Simon! I managed to get a pic of a different one of these robber flies when I was out again on Wednesday.πŸ˜πŸ“·πŸ I will show it next! They are cool insects not often seen, or perhaps seen but people think they are bees! Enjoy your weekend Simon!😁🌞😻😎

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      • Yep the weekend is on with off sleep πŸ™„πŸ€£πŸ€£ should I laugh or complain 🀣🀣 Enjoy your weekend too πŸ₯°

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