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Parasitic fly?

Observed: 19th May 2013 By: markandfranmarkandfran’s reputation in Invertebratesmarkandfran’s reputation in Invertebratesmarkandfran’s reputation in Invertebratesmarkandfran’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Buzzing around the red mason bee holes at the insect hotel

Identifications
Species interactions

Species with which Cacoxenus indagator interacts

Comments

ophrys's picture

Headbutter

I don't know whether there are any similar species?

If it is this species, this may be of interest...

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19764-zoologger-houdini-fly-inflat...

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markandfran's picture

Houdini flies!

Thanks for the id, and for a fantastic link. Fascinating stuff!