Sunday, March 30, 2008

Crane flies

From my front porch the other day:

Hunchbacked profile

Sprinkled with something. Pollen, perhaps? Also, notice the halteres, the strange stalks with round tips, sticking out from below/behind the wings. All flies have these. They help with balancing and stability while flying.

At the arboretum

Resting on a nasturtium.

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