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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Freeloader flies eating bee trapped in spider web

Freeloader flies (Milichiidae; genus Desmometopa) feeding on honey bee, Apis mellifera, trapped in spdier web in Vacaville, Calif.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Vacaville, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D700
Copyright: © Kathy Keatley Garvey