An Insect Lek

Tiny insects are swarming and apparently doing a mating dance near a marker post for a prairie patch.  I try to get closer and they disperse.  When I step away they re-form.

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I think they are tiny flies–diptera.  But they are very small and do not allow me to get close enough to get a good view.

They might just be fairies.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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