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________________________________________________________________________________________________ Flies 37 Golden-haired Robberflies

 

 

 

A close up of a green leaf

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GOLDEN-HAIRED ROBBERFLY Choerades marginatus (m, f)

 

A close up of a green leaf

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GOLDEN-HAIRED ROBBERFLY Choerades marginatus (m, f)

 

A picture containing animal, tree, flower

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GOLDEN-HAIRED ROBBERFLY Choerades marginatus

 

A insect on the ground

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GOLDEN-HAIRED ROBBERFLY Choerades marginatus

 

A insect on the plant

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GOLDEN-HAIRED ROBBERFLY Choerades marginatus (m, f)

 

A insect on the ground

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GOLDEN-HAIRED ROBBERFLY Choerades marginatus

 

A insect on the plant

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GOLDEN-HAIRED ROBBERFLY Choerades marginatus

 

A insect on a flower

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GOLDEN-HAIRED ROBBERFLY Choerades marginatus

 

         The vernacular name of the Golden-haired Robberfly Choerades marginatus, a nationally scarce insect restricted to well wooded sites in the southern counties in the UK, refers to the golden hairs on the abdomen and the bright yellow halteres are also quite conspicuous. The compound eyes merit close examination too (see 4th photograph) as they are rather beautiful. These flies will prey on smaller insects including the presumed Psocid shown in the final two photographs. The photographs were taken at three sites in Surrey and London.

 

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