Grey-legged Slender Fly
Orange Slender Fly
Orange-legged Slender Fly
Line-legged Slender Fly
Brown-legged Slender Fly
Black-legged Slender Fly
Wasp-mimic Robber Fly I
Wasp-mimic Robber Fly II
Zebra Robber Fly I
Zebra Robber Fly II 


Dusted Robber Fly - Mauropteron farinum

Family Asilidae

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

Body length 30mm, male
The Robber Fly has the dense covering of microtrichia on wing membrane which makes its wings look dusty. The insect is mainly orange brown in colour. The eyes, thorax, tinted wings and all legs are orange-brown. The abdomen is in copper-orange colour with black end tip. Those bristles on head and body are white. 
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This is a large Robber Fly and sometimes seen in Brisbane bushlands. 
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1. A revision of Neoaratus Ricardo, with the description of six allied new genera from the Australian region (Diptera : Asilidae : Asilini) - G Daniels, 1987.
2. Mauropteron - Australian Asilidae, Dr. Robert Lavigne, Honorary Research Associate, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA. 
3. Family ASILIDAE Robber Flies - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.

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Last updated: October 21, 2012.