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Freeloader fly, Desmometopa sp. - Desmometopa

Freeloader fly, Desmometopa sp. - Desmometopa
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
July 20, 2014
Size: 2 mm
These small dipterans were swarming on the carcass of a honey bee (Apis mellifera), cause of death unknown. I'm guessing they are scavenging, because they moved too much for oviposition. Thanks to John Carr for a quick turnaround on the ID.

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