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Photo#94854
Tep*hritis, right? Nope - Trupanea nigricornis

Tep*hritis, right? Nope - Trupanea nigricornis
Irvine Park, Orange, Orange County, California, USA
February 6, 2007
Does it need a spitoon or what?

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Bubbling
Here is a thread in the forum discussing this...

I have a couple also:

I Posted Another Bubbling Fly for the Collection....
.... perhaps someone can create a special page for this topic?


 
Interesting!
About that new page...
Can you say "bubbling" in Latin? (We already know "fly".)

 
Ebullio.... as in Ebullient....
... but you'll need a Latin scholar to propose the proper form of the word.

 
Si!
:-)

oooh, bubbling
i've seen some inquiry and postulating around the interweb on why insects bubble. There's a few different hypotheses but no solid evidence, as far as I know. I think there will be a few people interested by this bubbling Tephritis.

 
I had no idea.
Then again, I'm often clueless. This flower was dry. A couple days earlier, I saw a Neotephritis on a damp flower. At first, it appeared to be taking a drink, but then I noticed it was actually ovipositing into a pre-existing puddle.

Note also that Martin has now IDed this critter, and it isn't Tephritis.

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