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Noun: robber fly  ró-bu(r) flI
  1. Swift predatory fly having a strong body like a bee with the proboscis hardened for sucking juices of other insects captured on the wing
    - bee killer

Derived forms: robber flies

Type of: dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects

Part of: Asilidae, family Asilidae

Encyclopedia: Robber fly