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Metopia species Metopia sp

In the genus Metopia there are several similar species. You can't identify them from just a picture. The males are almost entirely black and similar to many other black flies. The females have a large, silvry, protruding 'nose'. Their bodies are black with silvry greyish, very variable markings. These are interesting flies, for they are so-called cleptoparasites to big parasitic wasps. After making a nest the female wasp will go hunting for a prey. She leaves her nest open and the female fly will go in and deposit her egg. After hatching the fly larva will eat the food provided by the parasitic wasp. Life can be so easy, can't it?

The Metopia species are related to the Fleshflies and belong to the same family (Sarcophagidae).