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robber fly

noun
1.
any of numerous swift-flying, often large, dipterous insects of the family Asilidae that are predaceous on other insects.
Origin of robber fly
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75
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British Dictionary definitions for robber fly

robber fly

noun
1.
any of the predatory dipterous flies constituting the family Asilidae, which have a strong bristly body with piercing mouthparts and which prey on other insects Also called bee killer, assassin fly
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