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Peacock Fly

Callopistromyia annulipes


The Peacock Fly gets its name from the way it holds its wings. This fly displays its wings perpendicularly from its body (like a Peacock displaying his feathers) and waves them while walking around. The body and wings are speckled black, white and gray. The eyes are reddish.


Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky. Found on a wall near the Visitor Center at the park. Mostly temperate forest habitat.


Spotting of the Day, wow! Thank you so much!

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Congrats ForestDragon for the SOTD!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Congrats ForestDragon!!Superb!!

ForestDragon 6 years ago

Yasser (and everyone), thank you so much for this honor! I am glad I was able to share this with everyone. It was such a cool find!

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congrats Tamar! Well deserved.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congrats FD.

SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD....I was hoping this photo would get it...such an unusual fly.

Congratulations ForestDragon on this SOTD!

sunnyjosef 6 years ago


Tamar ,i save on the first comment ,because i have the feeling that this one was ment to other fligths,very cool iam happy :)
Congrats again on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing this beauty

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Congratulations, ForestDragon. Well deserved, of course.

Yasser 6 years ago

This awesome little fly has been chosen as our Spotting of the Day! Congratulations! Thanks for finding and sharing this little gem with us and we can't wait to see what you encounter next. Congrats again!


SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery...the peacock should be pleased. Such a decorative fly! Thanks.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Great find.

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Awesome little guy!

ForestDragon 6 years ago

Thank you, everyone! People must have thought I was crazy when I saw this little fly on the wall. I might have jumped up and down a little, haha!

Awesome capture ForestDragon,conmgrats and thanks for sharing

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago


Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Wonderful photos of a cool little fly!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 6 years ago

Really nice shots, awesome subject!

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Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, United States

Spotted on Aug 27, 2014
Submitted on Dec 4, 2014

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