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Tracking the Picture-Winged Fly

Picture-winged fly (Ceroxys latiusculus) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees, bumble bees, hover flies, parasitoids and common houseflies aren't the only visitors paying their respects to our two nectarine trees. A picture-winged fly (Ceroxys latiusculus) dropped in on Feb. 28 for a quick visit. About the size of a...

Picture-winged fly (Ceroxys latiusculus) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Picture-winged fly (Ceroxys latiusculus) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Upside down, a picture-winged fly (Ceroxys latiusculus) on a nectarine tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Upside down, a picture-winged fly (Ceroxys latiusculus) on a nectarine tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready for take-off, a picture-winged fly steadies its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready for take-off, a picture-winged fly steadies its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Picture Perfect?

These picture-winged flies were captured in Birds Landing in mid-February and popped into a jar for identification. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lots of them, but what are they? Vacaville residents Mark and Julie Vasquez began finding little flies in Birds Landing, near Rio Vista, in late January 2009. Their numbers are increasing rapidly. “They’re everywhere,” said Mark. “They’re in our...

These picture-winged flies were captured in Birds Landing in mid-February and popped into a jar for identification. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These picture-winged flies were captured in Birds Landing in mid-February and popped into a jar for identification. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of picture-winged fly.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of picture-winged fly.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up close--This macro shot shows the head of a picture-winged fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Up close--This macro shot shows the head of a picture-winged fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 5:41 PM
 
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