Conops vesicularis is a small fly of the thick-headed flies family. I found this female enjoying the warmth of my greenhouse. The larvae of this species are endoparasites of large Hymenoptera such as carpenter bees or hornets including Asian hornet. By weakening and killing the queen, they weaken and destroy the swarm.
Created: April 20, 2019
© Anne SORBES
Photo size: 24.2 Mpixels (69.1 MB uncompressed) - 6019x4013 pixels (20.0x13.3 in / 51.0x34.0 cm at 300 ppi)