An empid fly, Empis sp. Holme Marsh, 2nd June 2014
This empid fly's fearsome weaponry is used to pierce and drink the body fluids of other flies which visit the flowers frequented by this beast. Think yourself lucky that you are not a fly - or that these flies are ten times the size.
A Robber-fly Dysmachus trigonus, Holme NWT, 2nd June 2014
These beasts also have a proboscis, used to pierce and drain the body fluids from their invertebrate prey.