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Big-Headed Fly


A tiny fly of 3 mm in length with an abdomen banded in grey. The wings are twice the length of the entire body of the fly. The head is very large, comprised almost entirely of the enormous eyes, hence the common name for this Family. The larvae are parasitoids on small Homoptera. Family Pipunculidae.


Garden lights, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.

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LaurenZarate 2 years ago

Thank you Michael :)

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 years ago

Really Nice Shot.. very cool head and eyes

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 6, 2018
Submitted on Nov 11, 2018

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