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Systropus arizonicus

Systropus arizonicus
Ash Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
September 30, 2008
Feeding at a variety of flowers including salvia and buckwheat.

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Systropus arizonicus Systropus arizonicus

What a great fly! Great pictures. I wish we had those around here!

Beautiful photo
Is it swinging its hind legs forward to land, or does it hover that way?

Systropus arizonicus
It lands at the flower but its hind legs are usually in contact with the stem rather than the flower. Occasionally the hind legs would dangle.

I get it
Excellent series.

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