Small Flies

It was a rainy Memorial Day weekend.  We did the visitations of the graves in the rain.  We had some chores we had to do in the rain as well.  Finally, after a rainy Monday morning, the clouds went away and the sun came out.  In the time after the rain and before the heat, I took some photos of tiny flies on a variety of flowers.  The photos shown here, and in fact most of the fly photos I took, were of Toxomerus marginatus.

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These flies are tiny.

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They are also quite charming.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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2 Responses to Small Flies

  1. theresagreen says:

    Great images as always, it’s good to see tiny, easily overlooked insects close up and appreciate their beauty.

  2. Finn Holding says:

    Lovely shots Harlan, especially the last one. I like hoverflies, we have lots of them in the UK and they’re kind of fun to try to identify.

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