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Old Mar 8, 2011, 8:26 AM   #1
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a member of the "Robberfly" family,,alos known as the "hanging thief" one mean little predator,, they feast on other insects, piercing them with their straw like nose (proboscis) , injecting a tissue dissolving saliva inside the victim then sucking the fluids from within,, sounds like something from a HORROR movie doesnt it


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Old Mar 8, 2011, 9:19 AM   #2
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Unmerciful. Who did this cruel world?
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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What great pictures!! I like the light source from the rear casting a shadow in front but also well lit from front. Great detail.
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great detail. impressive creature. nice close-ups
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Sure sounds like it! Do u study them to know so much of them? I hate parasites.. but I like the first shot ......
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Thank you all for looking and for commenting sharpshot, I did some research on them just out of curiosity, I find these and the robberflies to be very interesting subjects in the macro world, a mean predator, so I do like to know a little about what Im shooting
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Extra amazing little blighters to go with your extra amazing photos, just fab.
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Thank you once again DyaneG
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Wow, super clear shots - what a nasty little creature it is.
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The insect shots fascinate me!!! Thank you so so so much for sharing
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