A robber fly ( possibly Genus Laphystia ) rests on a leaf, waiting for its next meal to buzz by. These handsome, almost huggable, flies are voracious predators and can often be seen carrying their victim, usually another fly or bee, about as they suck ’em dry.

Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 USM Macro
1/160, f / 5.6, -0.7 EV, ISO 400

University of British Columbia Farm, Vancouver, BC, Canada
17 Jul 2013

Featured in Pacific Northwest Photography on 17 Jul 2013.

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  • AnkitaPopli
    AnkitaPopliover 1 year ago

    Brilliant shot!!

  • Thank you, Akita. Nice to see you drop in.

    – Wolf Read

  • Loisb
    Loisbover 1 year ago


  • Thank you for the feature, Loisb. It is much appreciated!

    – Wolf Read

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