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Cerdistus exilis

Robber Fly at Piney Ridge

Cerdistus exilis at Piney Ridge - 2 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Cerdistus exilis 10 Jan 2021 GregD
Cerdistus exilis 10 Jan 2021 BIrdsinCanberra

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I believe that this was a Robber Fly of the species Cerdistus exilis. This individual was very calm. I was able to take some handheld flash-assisted shots with a camera without disturbing it, I was even able to set up a tripod to put my camera on without making the fly scared. Even when I left the fly was still as this photograph shows it, on the trunk of this tree.

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Non-local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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