Scorpion fly

Scorpion fly

Observation - Scorpion fly - Global. Description: A male Scorpion fly. It looks like it might be drinking nectar - is this usual? I've read they are scavengers on spiders webs, but I have seen them apparently actively hunting for smaller insects. I've not noticed them poking around in flowers before.

A male Scorpion fly. It looks like it might be drinking nectar - is this usual? I've read they are scavengers on spiders webs, but I have seen them apparently actively hunting for smaller insects. I've not noticed them poking around in flowers before.