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JUL 2018


Brazos Bend State Park, TX

Robber Fly,
The Asilidae are the robber fly family, also called assassin flies. They are powerfully built, bristly flies with a short, stout proboscis enclosing the sharp, sucking hypopharynx. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Asilidae
Higher classification: Asiloidea
Rank: Family
Did you know: Robber flies have stout, spiny legs and they have three simple eyes (ocelli) in a characteristic depression on the top of their head between their two large compound eyes.

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