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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
October 28, 2004
Size: about 3/8" or smaller
It seemed to be eating a dead bug. Thanks for the help.


Might this be an anthomyiid? There are a number of them that are ambush predators of gnats and such.

Moved from Muscoidea.

could be...
a type of Muscid, there was a conversation going on about this last fall with some similar behavioral shots. the way, nice colors! That's a great shot.

a type of Muscid
Thanks, Tony and thanks for compliment. I'll check out the discussion right away.

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