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Drosophila immigrans? - Drosophila immigrans - male

Drosophila immigrans? - Drosophila immigrans - Male
Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
January 26, 2019
I believe this is the male in the pair

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Moved
Moved from Vinegar Flies.

 
Nice series! I'm curious about the thing near the...
Nice series! I'm curious about the thing near the attachment of the left wing. It looks almost like a calypter. I guess it could be fungus, maybe. I am about to post a photo of a drosophila with something a bit like it. Maybe some sort of parasite. But it sure looks like part of the fly. I will link to it when I post it, if the answer does not become obvious.

 
Thanks!
I suspect you are referring to a haltere.

 
Right you are!
I was thinking that acalyptrates did not have halteres. I must have just forgotten because they are small enough that I don't guess I've actually seen them lately. I actually sort of like this group of flies, but my photos on this scale aren't always detail rich.

This is off topic but I love your macro set up! It is well in advance of mine, but a lot of the tips I will want to try. The Yongnuo is a nice ring flash, except you need to be very careful with the battery compartment door. The tab that keeps it closed broke on mine! I love your softbox!

I did notice a haltere, one a fly I shot the other day. I normally (always?) shoot hand held but I can see the benefits you have reaped with your techiques.

Cheers!
-Arthur
Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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