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Hornet robberfly

Observed: 25th July 2013 By: Sue HendrieSue Hendrie’s reputation in InvertebratesSue Hendrie’s reputation in InvertebratesSue Hendrie’s reputation in InvertebratesSue Hendrie’s reputation in Invertebrates
Description:

Very large, hornet-like fly spotted lurking on a twig over a sunny pathway. I imagine he's after the many crane flies in the grassland here.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

andyk's picture

Well done!

Beautiful picture of this rare fly

Andy Keay

Sue Hendrie's picture

Thanks Andy

Do you know whether they might also take on anything as large as a butterfly?
Sue

Sue Hendrie

ophrys's picture

Buglife

Some details from Buglife here...

http://www.buglife.org.uk/Resources/Buglife/Hornet%20robberfly%20sheet.pdf

Ian
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