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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Spider-wasp Robber Fly

Afrikaans name:

Spider-wasp Robber Fly

Above - Spider-wasp Robber Fly

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Proagonistes praeceps

The Spider-wasp Robber Fly is a large insect with a wingspan of up to 7 cm Their body is black but they have orange head and legs.

These insects are found in coastal bush in subtropical areas. They perch on tree trunks and wait for prey to come past.

Spider-wasp Robber Flies eat a variety of insects with wasps being a particular favourite.

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