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Boatman Fly

Pogonortalis doclea

Description:

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...

Habitat:

Perez's Sea Lavender in the backyard. This species originated in Australia and was introduced to California.

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11 Comments

Thank you Luis, Emma and Karen :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great macro Cindy!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

very interesting! Loved the video too.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Great spotting and eyes Cindy!

Thank you all :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Very nice series!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Neat series.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Beautiful, specially the eyes. Great spotting, Cindy.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Very cool indeed! Lovely colors, and awesome name!

I think it is too! Thanks Leanne.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Cool :)

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 27, 2012
Submitted on Dec 28, 2012

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