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Photo#75334
Muscid eating Syphrid - Coenosia tigrina

Muscid eating Syphrid - Coenosia tigrina
Central Park, New York City, New York, USA
August 28, 2006
Tachinid with just killed Toxomerus geminatus. I was going to put this with Tachinids but I am not certain of ID, even to family. Can anyone confirm or possibly go further?

Moved
Moved from Tiger Flies.

Moved
Moved from Tiger Flies.

Tachinids would never eat ano
Tachinids would never eat another fly... They are vegetarians as adults. This must be a Muscidae. The genus Coenosia is known for preying on other insects (and several other genera. And I can confirm you Toxomerus ID...

 
Thanks Martin
Once again valuable information from you. I found many Coenosia images online. Most are rather unclear but the general size,shape, etc. do indicate that this could well belong in that genus. For now, Muscid of the predatory persuasion will do.
Charles

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