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 


Golden Feathery Antennae Robber Fly - Ommatius sp.

Family Asilidae

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

Body length 30mm, female
This is a large Robber Fly. The body, wings and legs are golden brown in colour. 
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Marginal cell on wing is closed. Male of this species have the wings costa vine curved outwards.  
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This robber fly is common in Brisbane bushlands.  
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Robber Fly infected by fungus

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We found a number of times that this species robber fly was dead and resting on grass or stems. On the body the growing fungus can be seen. 
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We saw the fungus infections on other robber fly species, but seldom on other insects. Although we do found other fungus infections on spiders. 
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1. Keys -  Robber Flies (Asilidae) Home page, by Fritz Geller-Grimm, Torsten Dikow, Robert J. Lavigne 
2. Ommatius Australian Asilidae - Dr. Robert Lavigne, Honorary Research Associate, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA.  
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Last updated: May 04, 2013.