Bug Shots

A closer look at insect photography

A Dipteran Duo

Posted by Darren on November 8, 2010

Here are two common species of Fly that I regularly see around the garden.  The first is the larger Grey-Striped Fly (Sarcophaga aurifrons), also known as a flesh fly.  I am unaware of the species of the second fly which was approximately 5-6 mm in length and seems to be a favorite target of the numerous jumping spiders that hunt on my window screens.  Both have amazingly complex and alien architecture when viewed up close.


One Response to “A Dipteran Duo”

  1. Lesley Roy said

    Your photographs are incredibly beautiful. I’ve managed to get some very decent shots using a simple point and shoot but I’d like to achieve the kind of photos you have here.

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