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Robber Fly (Asilidae)ASILIDAE (family)   

Robber fly at Brogo, NSW

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ASILIDAE (family) at Brogo, NSW - 24 Dec 2018
ASILIDAE (family) at Brogo, NSW - 24 Dec 2018
ASILIDAE (family) at Brogo, NSW - 24 Dec 2018

Identification history

Robber Fly (Asilidae) ASILIDAE (family) 25 Dec 2018 KimPullen
Robber Fly (Asilidae) ASILIDAE (family) 24 Dec 2018 MaxCampbell

Author's notes

20-30 mm body length.

2 comments

   31 Dec 2018
Hi Kim and Roger - While checking Roger's book (page 202) for my Bletharotes splendidissimus sighting suggestion, I noticed that the illustration for Neoaratus hercules is a very good match in size and general features for this sighting. Tragically I didn't get a decent view of the wing venation, but I'm wondering if we can't place it on the physical match.
KimPullen wrote:
   14 Jan 2019
Hi Max - Yes it does resemble Neoaratus, but there is at least one other species very similar (in my eyes) to it, going on asilid expert Greg Daniels' identifications of Canberra sightings. I'd have to get some pointers from Greg before venturing to ID these.

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Nearby Sightings

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Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Feb 2019 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Brogo, NSW - 24 Dec 2018 Hardenbergia violacea (Purple coral pea, Native sarsaparilla) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Dec 2018 Dipodium punctatum (Hyacinth Orchid) at Brogo, NSW - 20 Dec 2018 Solanum pungetium (Eastern Nightshade) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018 Stellaria flaccida (Forest Starwort) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018 Blechnum neohollandicum (Prickly Rasp Fern) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018 Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018 Cynoglossum suaveolens (Sweet Hound's Tongue) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018 Amyema pendula subsp. pendula (Drooping Mistletoe) at Brogo, NSW - 17 Jul 2018 Lampropholis delicata (Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink) at Brogo, NSW - 29 Mar 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Brogo, NSW - 29 Dec 2017 Cryptocheilus sp. (Spider wasp) at Brogo, NSW - 22 Nov 2017 Bolete sp. (A Bolete) at Brogo, NSW - 26 Mar 2017 Amanita sp. at Brogo, NSW - 26 Mar 2017 ASILIDAE (family) (Robber fly) at Brogo, NSW - 15 Feb 2016 Bursaria spinosa subsp. lasiophylla (Blackthorn) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Feb 2012
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Feb 2019
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Brogo, NSW - 24 Dec 2018
Hardenbergia violacea (Purple coral pea, Native sarsaparilla) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Dec 2018
Dipodium punctatum (Hyacinth Orchid) at Brogo, NSW - 20 Dec 2018
Solanum pungetium (Eastern Nightshade) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018
Stellaria flaccida (Forest Starwort) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018
Blechnum neohollandicum (Prickly Rasp Fern) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018
Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018
Cynoglossum suaveolens (Sweet Hound's Tongue) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018
Amyema pendula subsp. pendula (Drooping Mistletoe) at Brogo, NSW - 17 Jul 2018
Lampropholis delicata (Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink) at Brogo, NSW - 29 Mar 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Brogo, NSW - 29 Dec 2017
Cryptocheilus sp. (Spider wasp) at Brogo, NSW - 22 Nov 2017
Bolete sp. (A Bolete) at Brogo, NSW - 26 Mar 2017
Amanita sp. at Brogo, NSW - 26 Mar 2017
ASILIDAE (family) (Robber fly) at Brogo, NSW - 15 Feb 2016
Bursaria spinosa subsp. lasiophylla (Blackthorn) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Feb 2012

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.762832-36.573620
  • Places Brogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 24 Dec 2018 11:09 AM Recorded on
  • MaxCampbell Recorded by
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