I found this smartly-dressed tachnid fly on a sunflower next
to a dirt road on Antelope Island. It was a new species
for me (now if I can only find out what species). I
couldn't find much information on this genus, although I know
that adult tachnid flies take nectar and their larvae are
parasitic on other insects. © Carol Davis 9-26-2010
Ever wonder what a fly's thinking? Me neither, until now.
This one does seem to be contemplating what to do
next in its short life span: just sit and let the breeze blow through
its curly locks, hum a song, climb
tease a wasp, play in Bison doo, annoy a photographer....
© Carol Davis 9-26-2010
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