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Peacock Fly

Callopistromyia annulipes

Description:

Small, 4-5mm fly with black and white speckled body and wings. The wings lay flat most of the time. But the wings are sometime perpendicular to the body.

Habitat:

prairie

Notes:

Several of these flies were on the metal railing of a bridge.

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36 Comments (1–25)

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

A very beautiful, very interesting, and a very cute Fly....

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 4 years ago

Thank you James. It looked like any other fly until I used my macro lens to focus on it. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was!

JamesPriest2
JamesPriest2 4 years ago

Wow such an interesting looking fl.

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 4 years ago

Thank you very much Antonio, Sunnyjosef, Mark, Ashley, and Polilla. I appreciate your kind words!

Amazing capture Stephanie ,congrats on the 3rd place and thanks for sharing

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Congrats Stephanie..

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Congratulations Stephanie. Stunning pics.

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats Stephanie, your beautiful fly placed 3rd in the arthropod category for the Best of 2015! Here is the link for the '2016 Best Wildlife Photo' mission so you can add more fantastic spottings for this year! www.projectnoah.org/missions/2004046002

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 4 years ago

Thank you so much! I am honored to be in the top 10!

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats Stephanie, your mesmerizing Peacock Fly has made the top 10 arthropod spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 arthropod spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 9th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10! https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

Fantastic !! Congrats Leanne...

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 5 years ago

fantastic macro shots. I've tried twice to catch one of these via camera.

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 5 years ago

Thank you Kel and Leanne:)

Sckel
Sckel 5 years ago

dear congratulations, well deserved.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 years ago

Congratulations Stephanie! Fantastic series & well deserved SOTW.

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 5 years ago

Thank you sunnyjosef:)

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 5 years ago

Thank you Bill! I never thought I would be an insect lover, but there is such beauty in those little guys:)

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 5 years ago

Congrats to you Stephanie... Such a wonderful series!!!

beaker98
beaker98 5 years ago

Well deserved Stephanie! These photos are phenomenal! Congratulations!

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 5 years ago

Thank you Leana, Lisa, Sergio, and Mark. I am so excited to have this little guy, which I had never seen before, chosen as SOTW!

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 5 years ago

Thank you Ashley! I am honored to have my photo chosen as Spotting of the Week!

Congratulations Stephanie!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 5 years ago

Congrats on such a fabulous series! Love it!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Congratulations for this well deserved SOTD.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Congratulations.

Stephanie R.
Spotted by
Stephanie R.

Davenport, Iowa, United States

Spotted on Jul 23, 2015
Submitted on Jul 23, 2015

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