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Gregarious Ant Lion

Hagenomyia tristis

Description:

During a bush-walk this morning, we came across on place that was full of this antlion fly. It was an area of 3*3 meters and over one houndred flies sat in the plants there. The area smelled a bit like honey...

Habitat:

Next to Mlawula river, Riverine forest (Spirostachys africanus).

1 Species ID Suggestions

KateBraun
KateBraun 6 years ago
Gregarious Ant Lion
Hagenomyia tristis Gregarious Ant Lion


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5 Comments

Tiz
Tiz 6 years ago

Indeed :)

Rahul Upadhyay
Rahul Upadhyay 6 years ago

Hi Tiz! I had a silmilar chance to watch these take off from uprigthly hanging vines as I neard them. Nature is full of many more unseen wonders! :):)

Tiz
Tiz 6 years ago

Hello Rahul! It was a very special and magic moment when they all lifted and flew away in the same time. A true reminder of how amazing nature is :)
Thanks for your comment!

Rahul Upadhyay
Rahul Upadhyay 6 years ago

Wow! Such a beautiful spectacle! Never saw these angels in such abundance. :):)

Tiz
Tiz 6 years ago

Thanks Kate :)

Tiz
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Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Mar 6, 2014
Submitted on Mar 6, 2014

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