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Wasp-mimic Robber Fly I
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Zebra Robber Fly II 


Black-legged Slender Robber Fly - Cerdistus sp.

Family Asilidae

This page contains pictures and information about Black-legged Slender Robber Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Male, body length 15mm
This robber fly is medium in size. Overall it is grey to black in colours. All legs are in black. Wings are tinted with reddish brown. 
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This species is very co-operative with the camera man, they will not move even if we come very close. Notice its slender antennal style.  
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Pictures taken in Karawatha Forest on Feb 2008. We usually found them on smooth bark of large tree trunk.
1. Asilini - Australian Asilidae - Dr. Robert Lavigne, Honorary Research Associate, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA. 
2. Family ASILIDAE Robber Flies - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.
3. A new species of Cerdistus (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae) from South Australia, Cerdistus judyjanei,  Lavigne, R.J. 2010 - The South Australian Naturalist 84(1): 7-14 [7-12]. 

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Last updated: October 20, 2012.