Asilidae

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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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Alexander, who has been a photographer for eight years, said humid weather helps to form the dewdrops on these insects which include dragonflies, horseflies, robberflies and wasps.
A preliminary list of the robberflies (Diptera: Asilidae) of the Tambopata Reserved Zone, Madre de Dios, Peru.
Long-tongued robberflies (Diptera: Tabanidae) seeking nectar also pollinate Disa draconis and D.