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Black flying insect with red eyes that has a horizontal stripe across them. It moves its wings forward and back like boat oars, giving it its common name. This is a type of signal fly. Video of the wing movement can be seen at my other spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/723...
Perez's Sea Lavender in the backyard. This species originated in Australia and was introduced to California.
Spotted on Dec 27, 2012
Submitted on Dec 28, 2012
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