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There Is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

There is such a thing as a free lunch. And a free breakfast. And a free dinner. And a free snack. That is, if you're a freeloader...

A freeloader fly dines on a bee freshly killed by a garden spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A freeloader fly dines on a bee freshly killed by a garden spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A freeloader fly dines on a bee freshly killed by a garden spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a freeloader fly, family Milichiidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a freeloader fly, family Milichiidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a freeloader fly, family Milichiidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 8:53 PM

Buddy, Can You Share a Meal?

The next time you see a spider eating a bee snared in its web, look closely. The spider may not be alone. It may have a dinner companion.  A...

Freeloader fly sharing a meal with a spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Freeloader fly sharing a meal with a spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Freeloader fly sharing a meal with a spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Freeloader fly perched on top of a spider's prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Freeloader fly perched on top of a spider's prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Freeloader fly perched on top of a spider's prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

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