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(Animals) another name for robber fly
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|Noun||1.||bee killer - swift predatory fly having a strong body like a bee with the proboscis hardened for sucking juices of other insects captured on the wing|
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing