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Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus)

A Bristle Fly at Piney Ridge

Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) at Piney Ridge - 2 Jan 2021
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) at Piney Ridge - 2 Jan 2021
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) at Piney Ridge - 2 Jan 2021
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The fly was stationary on this dead twig. The conditions were not as dark as the photograph portrays but in using the flash the background appeared very dark. Interestingly, when trying to photograph this fly, I thought that it was dead because my flash was not disturbing it. I thought that I would try to capture a different angle, so I tried to shoot the fly’s upper surface. When I circled around the twig to get to a different position, I was still not able to shoot the top of the fly, so I tried to keep circling around. It was then that I noticed that the fly was shuffling around the twig to keep pace with me so that it always had its side presented to me.

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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