Robber fly

Robber fly

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Caption: Robber fly. Close-up of the head of a robber fly (family Asilidae), showing its large compound eyes (upper left and right) and its sharp proboscis, 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, compound eye, detail, entomological, entomology, eyes, fauna, head, insect, insects, invertebrate, invertebrates, mouthpart, mouthparts, nature, predator, predatory, proboscis, robber fly, robberfly, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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