Gorgeous monster robberflies

by Matthew Cobb

These monsters were posted by Piotr Naskrecki – another reason why you should be on Tw*tter!

We’ve posted about robberflies (Asilidae) before here, with a reader’s photo here and a fabulous robberfly in amber here. Go read about them! Amazing beasts. (I note in passing that PCC(E) doesn’t have a ‘flies’ category here. For shame! So now we do.)


  1. Posted September 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous photos. Love them beasties. Perhaps you could illuminate me regarding robber fly behavior. When my daughter was a toddler I had a small swimming pool for her that within days of filling would be covered with drowned robber flies, so much so that I took to covering it during daylight when not in use. Is there any known reason why these grand predators would find these wading pools so attractive?

  2. Heather Hastie
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    How could Jerry not have a “Flies” category! For shame!

  3. Posted September 11, 2017 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Great pictures! and the link sent me to Piotrs’ Tweeter-feed for much more entertainment.
    Wow, he sure does not like our orange president! 🙂

    • Mark R.
      Posted September 11, 2017 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

      I don’t do twitter, but I noticed his “anti-45” Nazi looking icon next to his name. Love it!

  4. Posted September 11, 2017 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Freakin cool animals, so is Piotr Naskrecki,
    does he has an eye!

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