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The Robber Has Arrived!

  • Posted July 21, 2009 by Ricardo in Insects. Viewed 2862 times

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Machimus atricapillus aka Kite Tailed Robberfly

Like its name says This Fly is a robber! It is very dangerous (but not for Humans) .
It kills flies, hoverflies, dragonflies, damselflies,wasps, bees, grasshoppers, spiders and even Butterflies! Everything he sees tasty he attacks and kill with his toxic sting.
If this wasn’t enough, these insects do prefer places particularly abundant in aridity and sun where they can camouflage and watch with attention their preys to plan to kill them!
Be careful insects, he has not mercy!
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Look to its eyes! It has murder face!!

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    • # Lynn

      I agree...I wouldn't want to meet up with this guy!!! I must say though #1 is an amazing shot love all the sparkles :))

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    • # Marsha

      Yikes! He sounds like the neighborhood bad guy...and he looks bad, too!

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    • # Martyna

      "Be careful insects, he has not mercy!" haha xD
      So let's be careful :)
      great eyes

      2009.07.21 Edited Reply Cancel