Grey-legged Slender Fly
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Orange-legged Slender Fly
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Brachyrhopalinae
Wasp-mimic Robber Fly I
Wasp-mimic Robber Fly II
Zebra Robber Fly I
Zebra Robber Fly II 
 
 

                                               

Zebra Robber Fly II - Chryseutria nigrinus

Family Asilidae

This page contains pictures and information about Zebra Robber Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
 
Body length 20mm
 
The Robber Flies have alternating black and white strips on body so we called them Zebra Robber Flies. All legs are black in colour. The wings are black in colour with small transparent area.  
 
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Robber Flies in this tribe can be distinguished from other tribes by the presence of a pair of short stout spines above the wing-insertions, as shown in the above close-up image. 
 
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Reference:
1. A taxonomic revision of the tribe Chrysopogonini (Diptera: Asilidae) - Clements, A.N. 1985, Australian Journal of Zoology, Suppl. Ser. No. 109. 93 pp. 
2. A phylogenetic hypothesis for Asilidae based on a total evidence analysis of morphological and DNA sequence data (Insecta: Diptera: Brachycera: Asilidae) - Dikow, T. 2009, Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 9: 165188.  

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Last updated: October 25, 2012.