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Robber flies in Magazine.
I have mentioned I'm sure that I get calls for insects images from a Garden Magazine. They call and if I have an image or two I email them to them. In September's issue they have published nine of my robber fly pics which is rather nice, I even get my name there with the author of the article. I have known this for a long time so its not 'I must tell someone' but I would like to add a picture in case people don't know what a robber fly looks like. By the way Jewell, did you get the book I sent?
( photo / image / picture from Kildale's Garden )
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Never heard of a Robber Fly before. Any idea how it gets its name? Great shot.
I don't know about the name only that they will kill anything that they can find including bees to butterflies, even their own kind.
Nasty looking thing isn't it? I have to admit that insects aren't my favourite wildlife subject. However without them cleaning up lots of waste and other harmful bugs then the world would be totally different.
Cool image! Such detail! What is this fly sitting on?
It is sitting on the top of a railing, a V cut on the top of the board in the front garden.
Sound like a vicious bunch. Are their numbers many?
Yes, Kidale. The book is fantastic and I will be making it a great Christmas present for several friends. Thanks mucho. Sorry, I didn't respond earlier but things have gotten rather crazy with prep for my son and fiances engagement party held in my garden.
Hi Frank. I usuall see 3 or 4 each year in the garden. I don' think there will ever be a lot in a small area as they do kill each other.
We just love robber flies here and have several kinds. One has the most amazing green eyes.