Robber Fly

The Robber fly is from the order Diptera, Family Asilidae. They are predators to other bugs and are always wanting to devour large quantities of food. They mostly prey on other insects and are capable of attacking and killing bees, wasps, dragonflies, grasshoppers and even spiders. They tend to feed on whatever insects happen to be available in a particular area.
When hunting, the robber fly finds a perching location in order to locate suitable prey. Once located, robber flies catch their prey in mid air. They inject their prey with saliva from their proboscis. The saliva contains neurotoxic and proteolytic enzymes. The neurotoxins paralyze the prey and the proteolytic enzymes digest proteins in the body tissues. The robber fly will then return to its perch and consume the liquidized body tissues of the prey.

Robber Fly

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