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Doing pull-ups - Helius flavipes - male

Doing pull-ups - Helius flavipes - Male
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
July 27, 2009
Size: 6 mm
I'm posting this fly in three pieces because I couldn't get a clear picture of the whole thing. It was on the bottom of a leaf raising and lowering its whole body (a behavior of Limonia communis, but that species has a much longer beak than this fly).

Next to swamp.

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Doing pull-ups - Helius flavipes - male Wing veins - Helius flavipes - male Thorax - Helius flavipes


This is a male
of Helix flavipes . Notice the slightly elongate beak, this is one of the characters for this genus. Here is info on their biology. - Chen