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Asilidae Checklist: Robberflies

This page consists of a personal checklist of all Robberflies (Asilidae) that I've encountered over the years. Most are yet to be identified, so any kind assistance is appreciated!

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.

Subfamily: Laphriinae Macquart, 1838

Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_8866 Singapore: Laphriinae DSC_8866 Robberfly (Laphriinae) - DSC_5958 Indonesia: Laphriinae DSC_5958
Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_2959 East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_2959 Robberfly? (Asilidae) - DSC_1815 East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_1815
Robberflies (Asilidae) - DSC_9495 East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_9495 Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_0259 Singapore: Unidentified DSC_0259

Subfamily: Leptogastrinae Schiner 1862

Robberfly (Leptogastinae) capturing a Golden Orb Weaver (Nephilidae) - DSC_1515 Singapore: Leptogastinae DSC_1515 Robberfly (Leptogastrinae) - DSC_0938 Singapore: Leptogastrinae DSC_0938
Robberfly (Leptogastrinae) - DSC_5850 West Malaysia: Leptogastrinae DSC_5850


Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_1964 Singapore: Unidentified DSC_1964 Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_0945 Singapore: Unidentified DSC_0945
Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_5533 Singapore: Unidentified DSC_5533 Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_7220 Singapore: Unidentified DSC_7220
Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_0544 Singapore: Unidentified DSC_0544 Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_2915 East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_2915
Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_4502 West Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_4502 Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_2938 East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_2938
Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_9555 Singapore: Unidentified DSC_9555 Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_1363 Singapore: Unidentified DSC_1363
Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_3905 East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_3905 Robberfly (Asilidae) with captured Long-legged fly (Dolichopodidae) - DSC_5300 Cambodia: Unidentified DSC_5300
Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_3381 Singapore: Unidentified DSC_3381 Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_2183 Singapore: Unidentified DSC_2183
Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_3933 Singapore: Unidentified DSC_3933 Robberfly (Asilidae) preying on Long-legged fly (Dolichopodidae) - DSC_5978 West Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_5978
Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_9104 Singapore: Unidentified DSC_9104 Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_2995 East Malaysia: Unidentified DSC_2995
Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_5193 Cambodia: Unidentified DSC_5193 Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_3738 Singapore: Unidentified DSC_3738

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