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Marsh Fly (Sciomyzidae)

Posted by
itchydogimages (Pu'er, China) on 15 October 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This threatening species of fly are found around ponds and marshy areas as their larvae prey and parasitise aquatic snails and slugs. The adults themselves are nectar feeders. (Baiwang Mountain)

SONY DSC-R1 1/100 second F/4.8 ISO 160 72 mm

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jay from MUMBAI, India

Nice Macro

15 Oct 2011 1:13pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente macro!!

15 Oct 2011 7:22pm

San G. from United States

Where do you find these guys? It looks a lot like a mosquito, except no stinger. Great shot.

17 Oct 2011 1:14am

1/100 second
ISO 160
72 mm