Interesting Insects

Challenge #85 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge gives you the opportunity to showcase some interesting insects, or arthropods which you've captured on your camera. Let's think beyond honey bees, bumblebees, butterflies etc to some of the more unusual creatures you've found. If you don't know what they are, then another member might know. The insects should be outside in the natural world if possible, doing their natural thing. Macro and close-up photos welcome. Size of entry:1,600px MAXIMUM.
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Robber fly lie in wait
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Common Yellow Robber Fly, Ommatius sp. This strange fly can catch flying insect mid flight and then suck them dry. I took this picture in my garden in Sydney Australia and it is very tame, I can get my lens very close to it.
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Submitted: Saturday, 8th February, 2014 13:14 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 16th March, 2013
Focal length: 43 mm
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: F10
ISO: 800
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