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Black Short-winged Robber Fly - Bathypogon nigrinus

Family Asilidae

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

Body length 18mm  
This robber fly is medium in size and dark grey in colour. All its legs are dark grey. The outer edge white line of its thorax form a large white circuit. Its abdomen is long and half is extended longer than its wings. 
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Wings are tinted in dark brown colour. The antenna is three segmented and without terminal style.
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This robber fly likes to rest on the ground.
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This robber fly is common in Brisbane bushlands. 
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The mating pair.
1. Australian Asilidae - Dr. Robert Lavigne, Honorary Research Associate, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA.
2. A new species of Bathypogon Loew (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae) from South Australia with notes on its behaviour - Lavigne, R.J. 2006, Studia dipterologica 13(2): 171-179.  

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Last updated: October 22, 2012.