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Roger Thomason
Posted on 12-11-2008 09:37
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Thanks for that Paul, I didn't expect an ID from that photo, so thats a bonus..Smile. I'll have to post a few more here.
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Posted on 12-11-2008 09:47
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Another one. An ID would be nice.
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another one. An ID would be nice.
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another ID would be nice.
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Another....ID would be nice
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Another ...ID would be nice
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Another...
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Posted on 13-11-2008 16:09
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Another...Anthomyiidae sp. looking very blue.
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Posted on 21-11-2008 06:27
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Another one making a poor job of blowing a bubble.
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Posted on 22-11-2008 23:19
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A Calliphora blowing a big red bubble. Red wine with the food? Grin
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A male of Terellia florescentiae L. (Tephritidae, ruficauda aggr.)
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Roger Thomason
Posted on 26-11-2008 10:08
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I think this one has been on the Guinness. Wasn't yours was it Paul Wink
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dark Curašao blue please Grin
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Posted on 01-12-2008 01:27
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Another from my garden
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Posted on 08-12-2008 01:54
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Well here's one for Andrzej who requested dark Curacao blue in post #113. I know it's a bit light, but
Bluebottles are lousy Cocktail Waiters. Wink.

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Juergen Peters
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Most of the Hylemya vagans/nigrimana were digesting apple juice today. Cool
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Rui Andrade
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The first photo was taken at 15/04/2008 and shows a male Fannia canicularis bubble blowing at 8 pm during twilight in a flat. So, almost with no sunlight.
The second photo, taken today (15/12/2008), shows a Calliphora vicina bubble blowing at 10 am. The fly was basking in the sun and the temperature was around 10 ║C. Many flies, of different species, were doing this.

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Juergen Peters
Posted on 16-12-2008 01:26
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Hello, Rui!

Many flies, of different species, were doing this.


Yes, even very small ones like this < 2 mm Madiza glabra (Milichiidae). But I have also noticed it on some small bees, especially those who collect nectar in the stomach like the Hylaeus below. (Edit: But this is a male, so it should not collect it for the larvae...)
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Posted on 30-12-2008 02:22
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Found this little midge in the garden yesterday..first fly I've seen in weeks. Was in an awkward to get at spot so couldn't get a real close-up shot. Put it in the laptop to find it was blowing a bubble, very small.
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Mesembrina meridiana bubbleblowing. You can see the meadow and sky reflecting in the bubble (no PS)
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