Hunting secrets of a robber fly
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Robber fly: Hunting secrets of a tiny predator

The mid-air hunting strategy of a tiny fly the size of a grain of rice has been revealed by an international team of scientists.

Holcocephala, a species of robber fly, is able to intercept and "lock on" to its prey in less than a second.

Footage courtesy of Cambridge University. Video produced by Victoria Gill

  • 09 Mar 2017