My son and I saw this robber fly land on this leaf with his prey already caught. See the insect in his arms? Robber flies catch their prey in the air, and this one has decided to hang upside down while it eats its catch.
There are some amazing claims out there about what robber flies can catch. Click here for an internet story about a robber fly catching and eating a hummingbird. I’m not sure if it is true, but it is stories like this that make many people love to watch these hunters in action.
This fly looks very similar to the other robber fly I posted about a couple of weeks ago.