This poor beetle was probably just minding his own business before a gigantic flying terror swooped down, stabbed him with its proboscis, and started digesting his insides.

Robber fly

Robber fly with beetle prey.

This was in Gorges State Park, North Carolina last month. I thought it was a bumblebee or carpenter bee when it first landed on me, but then I noticed the beetle.

Gorges State Park

Gorges State Park, Rainbow Falls Trail.


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