I captured this fly eating this fly. I researched your site to see if I could come up with a name for it but found nothing. I looked up on the web and thought maybe it was a Cheese Skipper. Any help would be appreciated. Photo was captured in Mid-Ohio, last summer, and it was about 1⁄2 “ long.
Thank you in advance.
We believe this is a Robber Fly, and we will check with Eric Eaton to get his opinion. Eric provided this confirmation: “Yes, it is definitely a robber fly. The prey looks like an aphid, perhaps even a woolly aphid, making that a pretty small robber fly! Eric”