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Mantis Fly - Ochthera genus shore fly family

 
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Nov 20, 2014 18:22 |  #1

One of my favourite little flies.only find them near water,with exposed sand or mud nearby.The huge raptorial legs,are used to hold prey,but also to dig up prey in the mud.
Down the bubble highway.

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Nov 20, 2014 22:14 |  #2

what an awesome fly buddy, wonderful set!


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Nov 21, 2014 00:40 |  #3

Lovely captures denis. Interesting looking fly
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Nov 21, 2014 06:56 |  #4

Wonderful set of pics of it with really nice background colours

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Nov 21, 2014 07:40 |  #5

thanks very much,andres,brian,and linda.
much appreciated.


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Nov 22, 2014 07:40 |  #6

Lovely shots of this Popeye fly, Denis.


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Nov 22, 2014 10:41 |  #7

LOL thanks kurt.i fed it too much spinach!


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Nov 22, 2014 14:10 |  #8

Lovely claws lol.


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Nov 22, 2014 20:50 |  #9

Wonderfull shot...


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Nov 23, 2014 01:03 |  #10

Lovely shots Densis.


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Nov 23, 2014 10:00 |  #11

thank you very much frank,beck,and lester


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Nov 23, 2014 16:51 |  #12

Beautiful specimen Denis.


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Nov 23, 2014 17:04 |  #13

Great pictures and you taught me something. Thanks!


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Nov 23, 2014 17:41 |  #14

Fascinating little fly and worthy of the 'Mantis' accolade.


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Nov 24, 2014 17:43 |  #15

thanks very much banjoguns,and alex.
I find we learn something new,in macro,every time we go out.


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