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Noun1.Asilidae - robber fliesAsilidae - robber flies        
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Diptera, order Diptera - a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
bee killer, robber fly - swift predatory fly having a strong body like a bee with the proboscis hardened for sucking juices of other insects captured on the wing
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Degraded areas of peat have been restored and are now teeming with wildlife, including the narrowleaved marsh orchid and the hornet robber-fly. On top of that, as water is held in the ground for up to a week, it also drains away slowly, reducing the downstream flood risk to the people of Pwllheli.