Feeding on a Buddleja.
Found feeding on a Teasel.
Image 1: Preying on honey bee?
Image 2: From a distance
Image 3: 2nd instance
28 July 2015: Observed two different Laphria posticata (Robber Fly) at the north side lake of South Lakes Park in Denton, Texas. One of these was preying on what seemed to be a honey bee and the other was perched on the other side of the small lake.
South Lakes Park is administered by the City of Denton, Texas.
(Need confirmation that this is the right ID, thanks.)
Flies on fallen apples.
True flies are insects of the order Diptera (from the Greek di = two, and ptera = wings). Their most obvious distinction from other orders of insects is that a typical fly possesses a pair of flight wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halteres, derived from the hind wings, on the metathorax. (Some species of flies are exceptional in that they are secondarily flightless). The only other order of insects bearing two true, functional...