robber flies

robber flies
ктыри (Asilidae)
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  • robber fly — any of numerous swift flying, often large, dipterous insects of the family Asilidae that are predaceous on other insects. [1870 75] * * * or assassin fly Any of about 4,000 species of predatory dipterans in the family Asilidae, found worldwide.… …   Universalium

  • robber fly — n. any of a large family (Asilidae) of hairy dipterous flies of varying size that prey on other insects …   English World dictionary

  • robber fly — Hornet Hor net, n. [AS. hyrnet; akin to OHG. hornaz, hornuz, G. horniss; perh. akin to E. horn, and named from the sound it makes as if blowing the horn; but more prob. akin to D. horzel, Lith. szirszone, L. crabo.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, strong… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • robber fly — noun Date: 1871 any of a family (Asilidae) of predaceous dipteran flies including some resembling bumblebees …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • robber fly — /ˈrɒbə flaɪ/ (say robuh fluy) noun any of the swift, often large, flies constituting the family Asilidae, that prey on other insects …  

  • Manx robber fly — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta …   Wikipedia

  • camp robber — noun (C) a grey North American bird that does not seem afraid of people and often flies away with food …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dipteran — /dip teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. dipterous (def. 1). n. 2. a dipterous insect. [1835 45; DIPTER(A) + AN] * * * Any member of the more than 85,000 species in the insect order Diptera (the two winged, or true, flies), characterized by the use of only one… …   Universalium

  • Asilidae — Taxobox name = Asilidae image width = 250px image caption = Robber fly, Zosteria sp., feeding on a hover fly regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Hexapoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Pterygota infraclassis = Neoptera superordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • Ктыри — Ктырь из Кадавура …   Википедия

  • Harold Oldroyd — was a British entomologist, born in 1914 . He specialised in the biology of flies, and wrote many books, especially popular science that helped entomology to reach a broader public. His The Natural History of Flies is considered to be the fly… …   Wikipedia

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