Orange Backed Robberfly
|Class:||Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)|
|Family:||Robber Fly (Asilidae)|
|Species:||Big Red (Neoaratus hercules)|
|This Photo:||Male, dorsal (body~40mm)|
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills
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.