any of numerous swift-flying, often large, dipterous insects of the family Asilidae that are predaceous on other insects.
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Origin of robber fly
First recorded in 1870–75
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any of the predatory dipterous flies constituting the family Asilidae, which have a strong bristly body with piercing mouthparts and which prey on other insectsAlso called: bee killer, assassin fly
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