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 


Orange Robber Fly - Zosteria fulvipubescens

Family Asilidae

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

Body length 25mm, male
This robber fly is yellow-brown in colours with reddish brown eyes. The antennae and all legs are orange yellow. There the yellow bristles and setae on face. The abdomen is greyish-yellow with black end tip. Wings are hyaline with vines in dark brown, yellowish-brown near the wing-base. There are the microtrichia on wing membrane of marginal and sub marginal cells. 
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Robber Fly usually attacked from the back side of the prey when they are on flight. The above photos show an exceptional case. From reference information, the robber flies are common amongst blady grass, Imperata sp.. They like to rest on top of the grass with little tree coverings. 
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Female                                                                 Male
This Orange-legged Robber Fly is medium in size. 
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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. Asilini - 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: May 04, 2013.