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Triorla interrupta - male

Triorla interrupta - Male
Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia, USA
August 3, 2011
A male of species Triorla interrupta

Habitat in North Georgia mountains was an open field near a small stream. Robber perched (with prey item) on short field grass a few inches off ground. Prey item appeared to be a species of Suborder Caelifera - Grasshoppers ( Syrbula admirabilis - Admirable Grasshopper ). Robber pierced prey item in different areas of prey item's body during apparent consumption-period which lasted approximately 30 minutes.

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Triorla interrupta - male Triorla interrupta - male Triorla interrupta - male Triorla interrupta - male Triorla interrupta - male

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

wow that is violent, what doe
wow that is violent, what does this fly use to kill it's victim?

 
proboscis
proboscis (sometimes called a beak) It is visible in the photos (stuck into the thorax and abdomen of the grasshopper (depending on which photo.)

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Shape, wing relationship, and lateral abdominal pattern of Triorla interrupta

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