Diptera-Milichiidae-Desmometopa-Freeloader Flies (C)


Rio Bosque Wetlands Park
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Coordinates: 31.647378, -106.311010
September 26, 2015
Flies acting as kleptoparasites stealing food (recently killed honeybee) from a Phymata sp. (jagged ambush bug)
Determined by John F. Carr who said: “Desmometopa love honey bees. I don’t know if they have been waiting millions of years for humans to import honey bees to America, or if the bee-eaters are an introduced species from a place where honey bees are native.”

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