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Old Feb 26, 2005, 11:46 AM   #1
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First time see an actual Robber fly. Jumping around all the time, was not easy to take.

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Old Feb 26, 2005, 3:40 PM   #2
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Everytime you post, one is more amazing than the next. Incredible.
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Old Feb 26, 2005, 11:55 PM   #3
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Very nice! Why the name Robber Fly?
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I'm with Nick here. Amazing tchuanye!! Cheers......thekman.
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Old Feb 27, 2005, 12:22 AM   #5
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what a beautiful creature..
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Old Feb 27, 2005, 1:18 AM   #6
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tcook wrote:
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Very nice! Why the name Robber Fly?
No idea! Did not know of such a fly before until someone pointed it out. Here are some info:

Robber flies are not to be trifled with. Capable of immobilizing bees, wasps and other insects larger than itself, robberflies catch their prey in mid air. As with other aerial predators, robberflies have excellent vision, characterized by two conspicuous compound eyes. The mouthparts of this family have been modified to a stabbing proboscis. Flies were revered by the ancient Egyptians who awarded a military honor in the form of a golden fly pendant.

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http://www.bugbios.com/entophiles/diptera/dipt_004.html
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Old Feb 27, 2005, 10:59 PM   #7
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tchua....I love these shots of the robber fly..yes indeed....great work!!!!!!!
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 2:07 PM   #8
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Excellent shots..
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Old Mar 4, 2005, 12:12 AM   #9
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Thanks Willow1 and Trus!
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