Robber Fly – Leptogaster murina

Robber Fly – Leptogaster murina

color photo Robber Fly Leptogaster murinaFamily Asilidae – Robber Flies Subfamily Leptogastrinae
Live adult robber flies photographed in the wild at Winfield, Illinois. Size: 13mm

color photo Robber Fly Leptogaster murina

Please envision this fly hanging straight-downward. They like to just hand around while they are not eating their neighbors.

color photo Robber Fly Leptogaster murinaFlies are prevalent in virtually all habitats, with over 16,000 species in North America. Flies can be distinguished from all other insects in that they only have one pair of normal wings. Most flies have compound eyes and mouthparts adapted for piercing, lapping or sucking fluids.

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