Blepharotesis splendidissimus (Giant Blue Robber Fly) is a large black robber fly. The body is broad and covered with short hairs and long legs. It has sturdy black legs and the wings are dark coloured. In flight it makes loud buzzing sound.
length about 35mm
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.
found in Eastern Australia.
|Common Name:||Giant Blue Robber Fly|
Relatives in same Genus
Giant Yellow Robber Fly (B. coriarius)