Snail-killing fly

Snail-killing fly

Observation - Snail-killing fly - UK and Ireland. Description: the oddest 'fly' I've yet found, I assumed it was a beetle until I poked it, and it took off very much like a fly - at the base of the log structure shown - about 10mm including head

the oddest 'fly' I've yet found, I assumed it was a beetle until I poked it, and it took off very much like a fly - at the base of the log structure shown - about 10mm including head