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Peacock Fly

Callopistromyia annulipes

Description:

The Peacock Fly, Callopistromyia annulipes, is a unique fly in the family Ulidiidae, which includes Picture-winged Flies. Callopistromyia annulipes holds its wings in a perpendicular orientation in relationship to its body. It opens and spreads the wings while they are perpendicular, and shuffles back and forth at the same time. This provides a spectacular display.

Habitat:

Found displaying on a Black Locust, Robinia pseudoacacia.

Notes:

Lifer!

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98 Comments (1–25)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Thank you very much, Ricardo and Raymundo!

Excelentes J!

Ricardo Salgueiro
Ricardo Salgueiro 4 years ago

Uau amazing photos!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Thank you so much Staccy!

staccyh
staccyh 4 years ago

Lovely photos you got there! :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Thank you very much mendes.madalena, Telse, and Andrea!!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 4 years ago

Great series and video clip J !

Telse
Telse 4 years ago

Wow! Nice shots Jakubko!

mendes.madalena
mendes.madalena 4 years ago

how awesome!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Thank you so much, Emily!

EmilyUmbarger
EmilyUmbarger 4 years ago

Fascinating! I didn't know about "lifer", too. A first for the amazing fly, and a first to hear the phrase. Cheers!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Thank you very much, Jolly!

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 4 years ago

Beautiful series Jacob.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Thank you so much, Nature lover!

Nature lover
Nature lover 4 years ago

How cool!!! Great shots and video! :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Thank you very much LandmarkExpert!

venusflytrap2000
venusflytrap2000 4 years ago

congrats, J!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Thank you for answering Lauren's question, Fyn! Perhaps I should note that along with "lifer."

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Thank you Fyn, I had never heard that expression before.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 4 years ago

Lauren, a lifer is the first time you see a species.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

What does "Lifer" mean in your notes?

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Thank you so very much, Ashley! It is always exciting!! :-)

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats J! Beautiful series and it's always exciting getting lifers :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Thank you so very much, Leuba!!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Fantastic ! Congratulations J and thanks so much for sharing this wonder !!

New York, USA

Lat: 42.35, Long: -74.02

Spotted on Jul 6, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013

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