I found this strange insect while on Son Tra, Da Nang in central Vietnam. It was about 4cm long and although it was on the ground, was obviously capable of flying. I've never seen anything like this and would like help identifying it, please. Thanks!

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    $\begingroup$ It looks very much like a robber fly. I'm voting to close as a duplicate. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Oct 28 '17 at 16:06
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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of What type of insect is this? $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Oct 28 '17 at 16:06
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    $\begingroup$ The duplication is taxonomic only, not geographic (but a brief search found few images of live robber flies from Vietnam, so going deeper is best considered problematic). $\endgroup$ – Arthur J Frost Oct 28 '17 at 20:40
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    $\begingroup$ That is not a duplicate, the species is clearly different. The only thing those questions have in common is the Family being Asilidae $\endgroup$ – user24284 Oct 28 '17 at 22:34
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    $\begingroup$ Please be more descriptive in the question title. Maybe use "red black insect in Vietnam" instead of "creature". $\endgroup$ – David Jonsson Jun 10 '19 at 15:50

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