Family Asilidae, Asilinae
- This page contains pictures and information about Giant Robber Flies in tribe Apocleini,
Asilinae that we found
in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Robber Flies in this tribe Apocleini can be recognized by the following
- - antenna with one arista,
- - closed marginal cell on wings.
Yellow Robber Fly
- Blepharotes coriarius, body length 45mm, male, female
- We saw this large robber fly a few times in Karawatha Forest. This Large Robber Fly looks similar to the Giant Robber File above, except
it is smaller in size, the hairs on its legs are black in colour. Please
visit this page for more pictures and
- Giant Blue Robber Fly
- Blepharotes spendidissimus,
body length 35mm
- The Giant Blue Robber Fly has the relatively small head, legs are not long but with board abdomen. The body and legs
is covered with short grey hairs. Whole body, includes eyes, abdomen and legs are in dark steel blue colour. Pair of Wings are tinted in steel blue as well. Please
check this page for more details.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 758.
- 2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus
& Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p363.
- 3. A revision of Neoaratus Ricardo, with the description of six allied new genera from the Australian region (Diptera : Asilidae :
Asilini) - G Daniels, 1987.
- 4. Asilini
- Australian Asilidae - Dr. Robert
Lavigne, Honorary Research Associate, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA.
- 5. Family ASILIDAE Robber Flies - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.
- 6. Robber flies of the world. The genera of the family Asilidae - Hull,
F.M. 1962, U. S. National Museum Bulletin 224. (Pts. 1 & 2). U. S. Govt. Printing Office.
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