Hornet robberfly (Asilus crabroniformis) consuming a freshly caught grasshopper. Arne, Dorset, UK.
Steadily sucking the juices out of its unfortunate prey.
A brilliant series. Well spotted and very well photographed.
Actually I have to credit this spot to another gentleman on the same guided walk. I was busy photographing a second one nearby at the time! Another, or one of the same, seen at the same location on Coombe Heath today.
excellent photographs Dom..