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Photo#217364
Frit Fly - Thaumatomyia

Frit Fly - Thaumatomyia
Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
August 23, 2008
Could this be Chloropinae. Anybody care to guess at the species? Thanks in advance.

Moved
Moved from Grass Flies.

Thaumatomyia
Thaumatomyia

Chloropinae
Yes, it's either a Thaumatomyia or a Chlorops.

 
Are they ...
Fighting, making love, or eating? A guess it is vegetarian, right?

 
:)
The Chloropinae seemed to be eating. When I saw these, the Chloropinae was working his/her way around the other fly which was dead. I had assumed that it was dead when the Chloropinae arrived on the scene and doubt than a hunter/hunted situation happened.

 
It makes for an interesting photo
...One that stops and makes one think!