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Robber flies in Magazine.

Category: My wildlife images | Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:53 pm

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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Frank wrote on Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:30 pm:

Never heard of a Robber Fly before. Any idea how it gets its name? Great shot.


Kildale wrote on Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:26 pm:

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.


eileen wrote on Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:26 pm:

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.


Kay wrote on Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:26 pm:

Cool image! Such detail! What is this fly sitting on?


Kildale wrote on Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:53 pm:

It is sitting on the top of a railing, a V cut on the top of the board in the front garden.


Frank wrote on Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:38 am:

Sound like a vicious bunch. Are their numbers many?


Jewell wrote on Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:06 am:

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.

Glad you are getting these remarkable photos published. They are too good not to be seen by everyone interested in flora and fauna. ;)


Kildale wrote on Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:50 am:

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.


bethie wrote on Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:59 am:

We just love robber flies here and have several kinds. One has the most amazing green eyes.

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