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jaharris1001 Apr 7, 2011 10:00 AM

1st Robberfly sighting of the Season
 
I dont usually see these this early in the year, typically I will find them as the season progress',, these are an amazing predator !! these (2) are still quite small yet, they feed on other insects, they have amazing speed and agility, with their long legs they capture their prey and usually pin it against a branch, then they pierce the victim with its Proboscis and inject a tissue dissolving saliva into the victim them will withdraw the bodily fluids using its Proboscis like a straw,,, should I have saved you the GORY details :D :D :D

1
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5066/...50574f02_b.jpg
9 by jaharris1001, on Flickr

2
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5224/...4daa2f00_b.jpg
10 by jaharris1001, on Flickr

3 the sharpest overall image of the bunch
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5107/...23114b11_b.jpg
8 by jaharris1001, on Flickr

4 the second sighting of the day
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5143/...986bbe66_b.jpg
6 by jaharris1001, on Flickr

5 pushed version just for kicks
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5227/...4ed7a924_b.jpg
9s2 by jaharris1001, on Flickr

saly Apr 7, 2011 11:14 AM

Beautiful shots as usual, but a bit too much information in your text...:eek:

jjdog2 Apr 7, 2011 11:36 AM

Just a fantastic series. Always look forward to your posts.

jj

banksy Apr 7, 2011 5:28 PM

Great shots and interesting text tho a little gruesome at breakfast time...

jaharris1001 Apr 7, 2011 6:12 PM

thank you all very kindly :) always appreciated !! ;)

DyaneG Apr 8, 2011 8:12 PM

Well cool, No.4 is my fave, but then again all your macros are brill and inspirational :D

jaharris1001 Apr 9, 2011 8:14 AM

Thank you so much Dyane :)


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