Asilidae Checklist: Robber Flies
Robber flies belong to the family Asilidae. They are powerfully built, bristly flies with a short and stout proboscis. Robber flies are aggressive predators and are able to capture their prey in flight.
All photos are of live subjects shot in the field, with the lateral view selected where available. Click on individual photos for larger views and views from other angles. As specimens were not collected, identifications were done purely based on photographs and may not be 100% accurate.
This page will be updated regularly, please let me know if you spot any mistakes.
View my complete Flickr photo set: Asilidae – Robberflies.
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Subfamily: Laphriinae Macquart, 1838
Singapore: Laphriinae DSC_8866
Indonesia: Laphriinae DSC_5958
East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_2959
East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_1815
East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_9495
Singapore: Unidentified DSC_0259
Subfamily: Leptogastrinae Schiner 1862
Singapore: Leptogastinae DSC_1515
Singapore: Leptogastrinae DSC_0938
West Malaysia: Leptogastrinae DSC_5850
Singapore: Unidentified DSC_1964
Singapore: Unidentified DSC_0945
Singapore: Unidentified DSC_5533
Singapore: Unidentified DSC_7220
Singapore: Unidentified DSC_0544
East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_2915
West Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_4502
East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_2938
Singapore: Unidentified DSC_9555
Singapore: Unidentified DSC_1363
East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_3905
Cambodia: Unidentified DSC_5300
Singapore: Unidentified DSC_3381
Singapore: Unidentified DSC_2183
Singapore: Unidentified DSC_3933
West Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_5978
Singapore: Unidentified DSC_9104
East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_2995
Cambodia: Unidentified DSC_5193
Singapore: Unidentified DSC_3738