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Jewels of Death: Images of Spider Flies

Pterodontia davisi Paramonov

An adult spider fly

(Image credit: Shaun Winterton)

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Apsona muscaria

An adult spider fly

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Panops baudini

An adult spider fly

(Image credit: Shaun Winterton)

An adult spider fly (Panops baudini) feeds on flowers of a desert pea, photographed during September in Boorabbin National Park, Western Australia.Learn more about Spider Flies

Jennifer Welsh is a Connecticut-based science writer and editor and a regular contributor to Live Science. She also has several years of bench work in cancer research and anti-viral drug discovery under her belt. She has previously written for Science News, VerywellHealth, The Scientist, Discover Magazine, WIRED Science, and Business Insider.