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This poor little Crane Fly of only 1 cm in length was carrying around a huge load of red mites attached to it's thorax. They might weigh as much as the fly itself and must create a problem for flying. It did manage to fly however. Family Tipulidae.
Came to an ultraviolet light in the garden, San Cristobal de Las Casas, 2,200 meters.
Spotted on Jul 17, 2013
Submitted on Jul 23, 2013