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Sep 4, 2013 6:43 PM

What fly in uk kills and eats spiders?

I was amazed yesterday to watch a fly dragging a spider across the patio.  It appears that the fly killed the spider although i cant confirm this but the spider was 4 times the size of the fly and was freshly dead!! At first I thought the spider was carrying the fly until the fly dropped it and picked it up again and started dragging it. The fly dropped it again, lost sight of the spider and then circled round methodically searching until it found it again. He then dragged the spider into a crack between our step and patio which is where I assume its nest is.  I say its a fly but having v little knowledge of insects it could be something else.  It is longish and thin with black body and black wings.  Almost looks like a flying ant with black wings.  I have just been outside and he is there again looking like he is searching for spiders!!  Can anyone help as i am intrigued by what I saw.  I will try to take a pic of the little blighter.  Thanks

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