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Spring Heath Robberfly

Observed: 26th May 2013 By: ophrys
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Description:

Very skittish robberfly which was extremely hard to approach. Found on recently cleared area of heathland, resting on dead sticks.

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robberfly

a nice fly. I went looking for its woodland cousin Choerades today but they don't seem to be out yet

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Robbers

The grassland Dioctria species, rufipes and atricapilla, are usually starting to appear now...worth looking in long grass at scrubby wood edges. Male atricapilla is a real stunner! None today, though; perhaps a little early still, especially in a late spring.

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Dioctria

I caught a rufipes last week, my first Asilid of the year. I'd like to see atricapilla though

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