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Photofocus – Robber Fly Dysmachus trigonus with a hoverfly as prey

By - Geoff du Feu

This powerful hunter-killer of the insect world is superbly designed. The robber fly will have sat it wait, using its high resolution forward facing eyes and flexible neck to scan for a reasonably large insect to fly nearby. It then rapidly takes off, launching into the attack, grasping the prey in flight with its strong spiny legs. In flight or on landing, its piercing mouth parts inject poisonous saliva into its prey, immediately incapacitating it.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist