Unusual Insects or Spiders

Challenge #111 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge gives you an opportunity to showcase some unusual, 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. Where possible, the insects or spiders should be outside in their natural environment. Macro and close-up photos welcome. Size of entry:1,600px MAXIMUM.
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Metallic Blue Robber Fly
by RuthC
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I found this large (about 2cm) metallic blue robber fly in the Brisbane Ranges National Park, Victoria. I haven't seen one since this sighting in 2006. I don't know its entomological name.
Submitted: Wednesday, 25th June, 2014 12:31 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 15th October, 2006
Focal length: 5.8 mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F2.8
Notes: Hand-held.
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