Brown Heath Robberfly - Machimus cingulatus
Size 10 to 13mm. A drab yellowish-brown fly. The femora are black on the anterior surface and orange of the posterior surface.
Coastal dunes, sandy heaths and similar habitats.
June to October
The adult makes short darts to capture prey which mainly consists of smaller Diptera.
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