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Hunting for Robber Flies

Hunting for Robber Flies and Mydas Flies at Gobabeb, researcher Torsten Dikow of the Field Museum of Chicago shares his experiences at Gobabeb collecting specimens from two fascinating families of flies. Robber flies (Asilidae) are a diverse family of true flies (Diptera) with some 7,500 described species from around the world. Asilids are predatory flies that feed on other insects, which they catch primarily in flight.

 

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