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Crazy Eyes! - Orthonevra nitida - male

Crazy Eyes! - Orthonevra nitida - Male
Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
July 25, 2008
Size: 5mm
This seemingly unremarkable speck on my screen turned out to be this amazing creature when I turned my macro lens on it. What kind of fly is this? Love those eyes!

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Orthonevra nitida

Thank you
so much! How can you tell fly gender?

Eyes touching at top = Male
Holds true for many flies.

thanks!! =)

You're welcome.
Love the "jewelry" between the eyes.

I thought
it was quite amazing, too. =)

Moved from Flies.

I think
this might be orthonevra. The eyes are cool looking.

Wonderful -
thank you!!

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