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 


Line-legged Slender Robber Fly - Leptogaster sp.

Family Asilidae

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

Body length 15mm 
We distinguished this Slender Robber Fly by the dark-brown line patterns on its legs. 
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In the photos the robber fly is feeding on a stink bug nymph. 
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Unlike most robber flies in other subfamily, the robber flies in this family do not attack prey during flight. They attack prey that are not on the wings. 
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1. Family ASILIDAE Robber Flies - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.
2. Australian Asilidae - Dr. Robert Lavigne, Honorary Research Associate, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA.

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Last updated: October 24, 2012.