Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Robber Fly Chowing Down

I just wanted to share this photo I caught of a robber fly chowing down on another insect.  (Perhaps a syrphid fly?)  When I first saw the robber fly and started taking its picture, I didn't realize it had prey in its grasp, but by the time I got close enough for this last shot, I knew it had something.

Robber flies are great predators!  Another insect to welcome into your garden.


Jason said...

Yikes, great catch, but also CREEPY. I hope the Robber Fly isn't exposed to radiation leading it to grow to 1,000 times its current size, like in those old horror movies.

Casa Mariposa said...

He's pretty fierce looking! Excellent photo. :o) Are they very big? I'm not sure I've ever seen those before.