Posts Tagged: Desmometopa
Freeloader Flies on Friday Fly Day
Have you ever seen a freeloader fly trying to sneak a meal? Since it's Friday Fly Day--and the best things in life are free, aren't they?--it's time...
A praying mantis and freeloader flies dining on a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a freeloader fly, family Milichiidae, probably genus Desmometopa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Freeloader flies invite themselves to dinner--a spider's dinner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pity the Poor Honey Bees
Pity the poor honey bees. They have to contend with pesticides, parasites, pests, diseases, malnutrition, stress and that...
Freeloader flies, from family Milichiidae, crowd the carcass of a honey bee trapped in a web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)