Robber fly proboscis

Robber fly proboscis

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Caption: Robber fly proboscis. Close-up of the head of a robber fly (family Asilidae), showing one of its sharp proboscis (centre), which it uses to inject its victims with neurotoxic saliva. Robber flies are predators of other flying insects that they ambush in flight.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, animal, animals, arthropod, arthropods, asilidae, assassin fly, biological, biology, close-up, detail, entomological, entomology, fauna, head, insect, insects, invertebrate, invertebrates, mouthpart, mouthparts, nature, predator, predatory, proboscis, robber fly, robberfly, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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