Friday, May 23, 2014

Flower mimic fly

At our local nursery, Potter's, there is a long, sunny bench of ground cover plants, raised to easy viewing height. A swarm of yellow and black flies was buzzing around them, often standing still in the air, just under my nose. I couldn't resist them, and spent some time chasing them with my little pocket camera.

They were far too quick for me; I got dozens of photos of places where they had been a split second ago.

One finally parked on a green flower, and pretended to be part of it.

Green wings, brown wings


  1. like a 2-year-old hiding: I can't see you so you can't see me.

  2. Funny! Yes, that's what he seems to be doing.

  3. Almost looks like a new species of orchid!

  4. Tim, now that you mention it, it sure does!


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