Robber fly: Laphria mitsukurii

I’ve never noticed this kind of robber fly before, probably because it resembles a bumblebee. It has wonderful eyes that follow your every move. A pretty efficient predator I’d say.

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Diptera: Asilidae
Laphria mitsukurii
Robber fly = oo-ishi-abu

Location: fureiai-no-mori Forest Park in Munakata (map here)