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  1. Robber fly sucking calliphorid fly (by Parag Giri on Flickr)

    Robber fly sucking calliphorid fly (by Parag Giri on Flickr)

     
  2. Nuptial Gift from male Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca)
One of the funniest nature scenes I have seen, the female (above) was entertained eating a fly and the male (obvious, below) triyng to start the mating, or at least the scene looked this way, correct if I’m wrong… She denied some times with the rear legs :P
(photo/text by Gustavo Mazzarollo on Flickr)

    Nuptial Gift from male Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca)

    One of the funniest nature scenes I have seen, the female (above) was entertained eating a fly and the male (obvious, below) triyng to start the mating, or at least the scene looked this way, correct if I’m wrong… She denied some times with the rear legs :P

    (photo/text by Gustavo Mazzarollo on Flickr)

     
  3. Dead after sex 
It’s a non rare scene when I shoot insects at morning, even more in autumm, flies, coleopters, bugs, some of them start the mating at hot afternoon end and one of them, always the male, die in the cold of the coming night, at evening there were females with the problem of separate the dead mate. This female was lucky, allowed me to take the photo and after released the male in a leaf nearby.
(photo/text by Gustavo Mazzarollo on Flickr)

    Dead after sex 

    It’s a non rare scene when I shoot insects at morning, even more in autumm, flies, coleopters, bugs, some of them start the mating at hot afternoon end and one of them, always the male, die in the cold of the coming night, at evening there were females with the problem of separate the dead mate. This female was lucky, allowed me to take the photo and after released the male in a leaf nearby.

    (photo/text by Gustavo Mazzarollo on Flickr)

     
  4. throughlense:

Robber fly (Holcocephala fusca) compound eyes transition (by Gustavo Mazzarollo on Flickr)

    throughlense:

    Robber fly (Holcocephala fusca) compound eyes transition (by Gustavo Mazzarollo on Flickr)

     
  5. Mallophora bomboides is a bumble bee mimic robber fly.  This example was  photographed at Archbold Biological Station; the robber fly was hanging  near a mixed patch of liatris and golden rod.  I did not see this one  make a capture but, having seen others at work, it is amazing how  quickly these ungainly looking insects can launch themselves after prey  insects (primarily pollinators).
(photo/text by NonEntity9 on Flickr)

    Mallophora bomboides is a bumble bee mimic robber fly. This example was photographed at Archbold Biological Station; the robber fly was hanging near a mixed patch of liatris and golden rod. I did not see this one make a capture but, having seen others at work, it is amazing how quickly these ungainly looking insects can launch themselves after prey insects (primarily pollinators).

    (photo/text by NonEntity9 on Flickr)

     
  6. deathly kiss by shikhei goh

    deathly kiss by shikhei goh

     
  7. go away!!!!

    go away!!!!

     
  8. PREDATOR by Edi Wibowo

    PREDATOR by Edi Wibowo

     
  9. robber fly
Asilidae:Diptera

    robber fly

    Asilidae:Diptera

     
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Breakfast by Agung Waskito

Asilidae