The Colours of Oz

The Ctreatures that make up the Character of our Nature

Archive for the ‘Fly’ Category

A Few With the G1

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LOTS OF PIXX

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Stilt Legged Flies – Courting and Mating and …

At first I only saw him, standing on the edge of the leaf waving his front legs in the air. I looked across the chasm between leaves for what he could possibly be waving to and I saw her, not waving back.

After a little waving, mostly by him, they got together and that leg waving stopped but another leg waving started, the pair of legs behind the first.

Anyway, long story short, they got together and then parted. She went about grooming herself and he started waving those front legs again.

Sound familiar?

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March/Horse Fly – Flower Feeder2

A colourful little beauty this. Usually blood suckers, but this one feeds on nectar. I’ll have to remember that so there is no unnecessary wariness, if there is a next time.

This one came in through the open window one night so I trapped it. Can’t have a big fella like this roaming the house at night. Next morning I got a few shots of him – I think – on some carnations from upstairs then gave him a little honey and water before letting him go outside. As soon as I let him go he landed on the red flower you see in the last picture.

Then off he lazily flew, into the wild yonder.

Collected Works of Nature

Some of nature’s wonderful creatures that each have an essential place in the order of things, or they could not be.

Written by Mark

October 9, 2010 at 10:37 am

Odds 9

The Leaf Cutter Bee cutting a rose leaf to help make its nest. The Midge resting on a yellow flower. An Assassin Bug eating a Midge. Grasshopper riding a flower in the wind. Fly, tasting a leaf. Every one as alive and active as you or me.

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Written by Mark

September 18, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Odds 8

The little creatures are everywhere, when you take the time to just look and see. Neon Cuckoo Wasp captured by a black Assassin Bug on the power pole in the car park. Mosquito resting on a yellow flower. A Green Leaf Beetle wandering about the fallen leaves. The Droptail Lizard lying in the sun on the stairway. A Fly blowing bubbles on a leaf in the garden. Some of our tiny relatives, since we all live on the same Earth.

Unusual Fly

Written by Mark

July 15, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Odds from Roundabouts

It never ceases to amaze me the endless variety of form and colour of the small nature at our feet. It’s everywhere to be seen at different times and yet so few see it.

Drone Fly

Another of nature’s beauties, she was sheltering from the wind and rain on a leaf near the ground and stayed long enough for me to get a few shots, turning this way and that so I could get a few different angles. Thank you fly.

Written by Mark

May 23, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Odds 7

Written by Mark

April 24, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Odds 5

Written by Mark

February 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Odds 2

Written by Mark

January 2, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Bee Fly

Written by Mark

December 19, 2009 at 12:01 am

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