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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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Local surveys of insects on this area, now known as Terre Noire Natural Area and presently encompassing 200 ha, have produced extralimital records of otherwise western prairie insects, including a white, long-horned bee (Tetraloniella albata) and the giant prairie robberfly (Microstylum morosum; Warriner, 2004; Tumlison and Benjamin, 2011).
2001 Attack from Above--The Story of the Robberfly.