mydas vs. hornet
Location: Northern Indiana
August 25, 2011 10:21 am
This is not an ID request, but thought that other WTB addicts might appreciate it. This picture is not great quality, but here’s a link to the full video of a hornet attacking and decapitating a golden-legged mydas fly:!/video/video.php?v=207796845940579&oid=116718851680137&comments
Signature: Vince

Bald Faced Hornet decapitates Gold Legged Mydas Fly

Hi Vince,
We were unsuccessful in locating a Golden Legged Mydas Fly online, but we did find
Mydas tibialis on BugGuide.  It is a species with no common name listed and it has been reported from Indiana.  Your Food Chain image is wonderful.  We wonder if the best Hornet hunters decapitate large and dangerous prey like Dragonflies, and then they communicate to the hive where to find the kill.

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Location: Indiana

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