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.

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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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