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Golden Short-winged Robber Fly - Bathypogon sp.

Family Asilidae

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

Body length 15mm 
This robber fly is medium in size and golden brown in colour. All its legs are yellowish-grey.
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The robber fly in pictures was feeding on a stink bug nymph.  
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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.