It’s a fly eat fly world! Cannibal fly feasts on smaller fly!
It’s a fly eat fly world! These creepy snaps showing a cannibal fly feasting on a smaller fly will make you wince.
Clasping the little flies in his grasp, the giant robber fly – also called an assassin fly – normally waits in ambush to catch its prey in flight, before paralysing it with poison and sucking it dry.
The up-close shots were caught on camera by macro photographer Tan Tian Ching, from Malaysia, in a forest on the country’s north-west coast.
Primary school teacher Tan, 36, said: “I’m very passionate and curious about the world of insects
“I always go and shoot them at the weekend, often in the forest area, near waterfalls or at parks near my house.
“I love the diversity of insects, and the robber fly is my favourite.
“Robber flies feed on other insects, and to be able to capture him preying on other flies on camera was amazing.”