Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
June 24, 2017 9:46 am
I’ve photographed a few of these small (1 cm) wasps(?) with a blue patch between the eyes. I’m uploading a shot of one eating an Orius insidiosus (I think).
Signature: Jim Elve
Your image is gorgeous and quite detailed. This is not a Wasp. It is a Robber Fly (see BugGuide) in the family Asilidae, and we generally only attempt to identify large Robber Flies to the species level as so many smaller species look quite similar. We agree that the prey is an Insidious Flower Bug based on BugGuide where it states: “important predator of phytophagous mites and mite eggs, insect eggs, soft-bodied insects”.