The Predator and the Scavenger

I found a robber fly, possibly Laphria thoracica flavicollis (as identified on Bugguide) today while I was chasing butterflies.  It had captured a small colorful bug as its prey.

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The activity had already attracted a scavenger.  Note the much smaller fly taking advantage of the situation.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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One Response to The Predator and the Scavenger

  1. theresagreen says:

    A gory scene, but awesome detail!

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