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Zebra Robber Fly - ? Chrysopogon sp.

Family Asilidae

This page contains pictures and information about Zebra Robber Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Subfamily Laphriinae, body length 20mm
The Robber Flies have alternating black and white strips on body so we called them Zebra Robber Flies. We saw them a few times in Karawatha Forest during mid summer.
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Notice the tibia with an apical spur; one of the spines at the apex of the ventral side of the fore tibia is enlarged. This is the characteristic of the subfamily Dasypogoninae.
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This Rubber Fly waits for prey on tree trunk.
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Last updated: January 28, 2008.