Tag Archives: Fly

Beautiful Flies

There is an interesting discussion over at the fly obsession blog.  Entomologist and dipterist Brian Brown is asking for suggestions for the title of “Most Beautiful Fly in the World.” “Beauty” and “Fly” are usually not used in the same … Continue reading

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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. I think they are tiny flies–diptera.  But they … Continue reading

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Chasing Flies

I am sure I am in a minority on this, but I find flies pretty fascinating.  I was chasing insects with my camera over the last couple of days, and I came across a couple that are pretty impressive. This … Continue reading

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Waltzing Flies

This winter, our dog Mackey discovered a dead deer (or maybe more than one) in the fields.  He brought pieces of it up to the yard.  It was pretty gross, and we tried to take these things away from him.  … Continue reading

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