Image: Lethal Weapon - Christine Mulcahy

Lethal Weapon - Christine Mulcahy

One stab from the dagger-like proboscis of this robber fly (Orthogonis Ornatipennis) and this little native bee's fate was sealed. After injecting an enzyme into the bee which liquified its innards, the robber fly then proceeded to suck up the contents, like soup. A creepy insect, but also fascinating - check out that beard!

Christine Mulcahy
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