Robber Fly (Cerdistus erythruroides)

Robber flies are highly predatory insects which feed on butterflies, moths, bees, flies and even dragonflies.  They use their proboscis to stab and inject their prey with enzymes that paralyze and liquify tissue which is then sucked out with their proboscis.

They actively hunt on the wing.

 

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