Cerdistus erythruroides  Theodor, 1980
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Diptera / Asilidae
Robber Fly     Dubbiena tal-Assalt
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About 9mm in length, these flies are aerial predators, chasing prey such as wasps, grasshoppers and other flies. Its larvae live in damp habitats feeding on other insect larvae. Its hairy, long legs act like a basket when grasping prey, keeping it secure until it is devoured. Frequent.

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