Orange Backed Robberfly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Robber Fly (Asilidae)|
|Species:||Big Red (Neoaratus hercules)|
|This Photo:||Male, dorsal, ~40mm|
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
Usually the mouth part/proboscis looks thick and we couldn't understand how it pierced it's prey. But here you can see it's somewhat telescopic. It retracts the sharpest point most of the time, but it's extended here.