Thursday, December 20, 2012

Long-legged Fly

Long-legged fly on a hibiscus leaf

Everyone has seen these tiny flies scooting and zipping around on top of large leaves. They are quite beautiful up close and they come in all sorts of colors. They are also predators, looking for even smaller creatures to eat. I find their interactions to be really fun to watch if you can follow their quick movements with your eyes.

I didn't take this picture, but it shows you some of the color variation in long-legged flies

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