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Reality Check: An ovipositing Mallophora fautrix, right? - Mallophora fautrix - female

Reality Check: An ovipositing Mallophora fautrix, right? - Mallophora fautrix - Female
Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA
August 28, 2010
This one was twistin' in the wind for several minutes. I couldn't figure out why it didn't fly away until I got the images in the computer. The stalk the fly is on is maybe six feet long and totally without leaves.

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Reality Check: An ovipositing Mallophora fautrix, right? - Mallophora fautrix - female Reality Check: An ovipositing Mallophora fautrix, right? - Mallophora fautrix - female

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Yes; the egg case will be two
Yes; the egg case will be two or three times bigger when she's finished.

 
Wow! I was impressed at how it built while I was there.
Hope to check back and shoot again.

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