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Asassian Fly? - Bibio xanthopus - female

Asassian Fly? - Bibio xanthopus - Female
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Headquarters area, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
April 9, 2011
Size: 1"?
Rather colorful, rarely stopped moving. I preferred to go under the wire on the post, then over it, and a trot was it favorite method of travel. I never say it fly. At one point it stuck it's hed into a small crack and stayed there for a few seconds, I'm assuming it was 'grazing' on one of the more numerous Springtails I've photoed on these posts.

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Asassian Fly? - Bibio xanthopus - female Asassian Fly? - Bibio xanthopus Asassian Fly? - Bibio xanthopus

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Moved from Bibio.

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Looks like a March Fly
Family Bibionidae - March Flies (1)

Nice photos Scott!

 
confused thanks!
Do the males and females have such different heads? Most of the march flies have eyes like a dance fly, and then on the same pages I'm seeing flies with heads like mine.

This folder and the one after it too.
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Yep...
Yours would be a female. The males have the bigger heads (composed mainly of bigger eyes).

 
thanks everyone
Now I'm hoping for a male, "I'm all eyes for you'"

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