Subject: Cannibal fly?
Geographic location of the bug: Hudson River Valley, New York
Time: 07:33 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello. I took this picture just hoping to get an up close pic of what I thought was some sort of horsefly. I zoomed in to find he was eating a smaller fly. He flew away with the fly right after I took the picture . Just wondering what it is . Thank you.
How you want your letter signed: Thank you, Sanders Trippe
This is a Robber Fly with its Dipteran prey, but the dark color leads us to believe it is not a Red Footed Cannibalfly.