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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Looking for Love

This female crane fly (nephrotoma wulpiana as best I can figure--one of the tiger crane flies) showed up on the porch this morning. Typical after a rain like we had last night for them to emerge as adults. With love in the air, it's a good time for it since the primary function of her short adult life is to mate and lay eggs in some soft earth rich with organic muck a muck like that from whence she arose. Good luck with that, tigress.

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