Thursday, March 26, 2009
This little Tachinid Fly (right) was busy hovering about some late blooming flowers last October. In this image he looks so much like he is bowing with his front "hands" outstretched that it made me smile. Perhaps he is paying homage to the "Lord of Flies"
I know he was merely cleaning his face, probably washing off the pollen that had collected there. The warm sun had many species of flies such as the Brightly Colored Tachinid Fly (pictured right) out that day as well as a few butterflies, like this Painted Lady (above right). These tachinid flies and flower flies are some of my favorites. Their color variations and their human friendly habits make them an enjoyable species to have in the garden.