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Subfamily Miltogramminae - Satellite Fly (deceased) - female

Subfamily Miltogramminae - Satellite Fly (deceased) - Female
Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, California, USA
May 19, 2009
Size: about 10mm
This dead fly was found in the area where other satellite flies where attempting to deposit their own larva in the nests of sand wasps. These are very nimble flies, however, it appears that they may not always be nimble enough!

From the guide page: Satellite flies are "kleptoparasites of Digger Wasps (family Sphecidae)"