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Another sunbather - Blera scitula

Another sunbather - Blera scitula
Grotto Falls, Little River Rd, Glide, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
July 1, 2009
A syrphid fly resting in the vegetation along the trail.

Moved from Blera.

Moved from Flies.

Syrphidae, genus Blera
And probably the female of B. scitula!

Makes my neck hurt, just looking at it.
Actually, there's a somewhat similar posture in wild goose qigong.

Amazing how they can turn
and look up at you like that! Someone once posted an image of a fly in the guide where the head is almost completely upside down!

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