Robber Fly – Laphria sericea
Family Asilidae – Robber Flies
Live adult robber flies photographed in the wild at various North American locations. Size: 15mm
There are over 7,000 species of robber flies world wide; nearly 1,000 in North America. All robber flies have stout, spiny legs, a dense moustache of bristles on the face (mystax), and 3 simple eyes (ocelli) in a characteristic depression between their two large compound eyes.
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