Invertebrates - Danny Goodding


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Massive bee killing robberfly

Massive bee killing robberfly

This massive robberfly appeared to be carrying a bumblebee (or carpenter bee?). This thing had to be around 4cm long!

I believe this is a Florida bee killer (Mallophora bomboides). They prey on bees and wasps by snatching them in mid-flight or while pollinating.

macrorobberflybee killing robberflyMallophora