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  Giant Yellow Robber Fly (Blepharotes coriarius)





Giant Yellow Robber Fly | Blepharotes coriarius photo
Giant Yellow Robber Fly

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INSECT FACTS

Identification
The Giant Yellow Robber Fly is a large robber fly with yellow hair on upper side of abdomen. The head and thorax are grey, and the underside is grey. It has sturdy black legs and brownish tinted wings. In flight it makes loud buzzing sound.

Size
length about 45mm

Food
Robber flies attack and feed on other insects such as beetles and flies. They use tehir proboscis to stab their prey and inject saliva with neurotoxins and enzyme which digests the prey. They then suck the insides of their victim through the proboscis.

Range
found in Eastern Australia.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Diptera
Family:Asilidae
Genus:Blepharotes
Species:coriarius
Common Name:Giant Yellow Robber Fly

Relatives in same Genus
  Giant Blue Robber Fly (B. splendidissimus)