Desmometopa m-nigrum, probably, Misumena vatia, Apis mellifera

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Desmometopa m-nigrum, _probably, _Misumena_vatia, _Apis_mellifera, I_JP20640
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The White-banded Crab Spider, Misumena vatia, has killed a European honey bee, Apis mellifera, on a goldenrod, Solidago, flower. The Freeloader flies, probably Desmometopa m-nigrum, in the family Milichiidae, have come in for a feed. Are they the world's smallest vultures?

title Desmometopa m-nigrum, probably, Misumena vatia, Apis mellifera
country United States
state/province Georgia
county Clarke
city/place/location Southeast Clarke Park
street/site/trail Whit Davis Road
latitude 33.92506
longitude -83.31023
MAPdecimal latitude_longitude ••• 33.92506_-83.31023
determined by who-email-yyyymmdd Irina Brake 20080924
host/prey Solidago
date1 yyyymmdd 2008-09-21 14:35:12
notes The flies are Desmometopa, probably D. m-nigrum, in the family Milichiidae.

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