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Compendium Spot ID Tutorials Labs Glossary NC Pests

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Spot ID Characters for the Family

Asilidae

Robber Flies


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Robber flies have stylate mouthparts and a concave depression between the eyes.  The adults are predaceous and mimic bumblebees with a hairy body and a bearded face.  The larvae live in soil and decaying wood and feed on the larvae of other insects.