Hercules Robber Fly

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Australia certainly has large insects, and this is certainly the largest robber fly I’ve ever seen in my life. This red and gray Hercules robber fly (Asilidae: Neoaratus hercules) landed on a tree a few meters in front of me, happily cannibalizing a more normal-sized robber fly.

Photographed in situ [1]


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