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Monday, May 26, 2008

Fly Dance

This sequence shows a boatman fly, pogonortalis doclea, rotating its body position counter-clockwise about 45 degrees at a time as it waves its wings in an oar-like motion, all a part of the males' mating display. According to bugguide, this fly is an import from Australia, the lone representative of its genus in the US, and the adults feed on mammal dung.

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