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Fly bubble blowing
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Posted on 22-02-2009 21:19
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Thanks for the marvelous picture !!
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Posted on 08-03-2009 06:57
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Yet another one (Ephrydridae), from Brasil, posted by Chis:

www.diptera.info/forum/attachments/dsc_9450.jpg
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Posted on 08-03-2009 11:59
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Photographed this little Tephritidae Dioxyna bidentis cleaning its wings and blowing a bubble. Seems to be stretching the mouthparts a fair bit to get the bubble out, but it is quite large in comparison with the head
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Another D.bidentis sunning itself and blowing a bubble.
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Yet another Ephydridae from Tanzania, by Muhammad Mahdi, identified as Chlorichaeta sp. by Tony Irwin :

www.diptera.info/forum/attachments/600fly.jpg
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Posted on 30-03-2009 18:59
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Even in death this fly was still blowing a bubble.
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Posted on 30-03-2009 19:11
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I guess that was the last bit of life being squeezed out if it...
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Posted on 12-04-2009 11:14
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Rotterdam 10 april 09, cloudy above 20* celsius
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Can anyone help an extreme novice ID this lovely bubbley?
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Posted on 19-05-2009 23:21
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22april2009 between 12 and 16' celsius, rotterdam, down sealevel
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Posted on 01-06-2009 14:25
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They are even blowing bubbles in South Africa! Smile) I named this one "the entertainer" for obvious reasons.
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As a new member I have read this thread with great interest. At the present stage of the discussion, the 'aid to digestion' theory seems the most plausible. Is anything known about the chemistry of external digestion? Is it possible that an enzyme in the digestive juices is synthesised or activated more efficiently under UV or other radiation? (LordV hinted at something similar in post #20.) If so, flies may have evolved to bubble when fresh supplies are required and they feel safe enough (and they may occasionally do it when there isn't much radiation about, on the grounds that a little is better than nothing). Is the saliva for external digestion distinct from the stomach juices, and if so is there a reservoir for it big enough to contain a bubble?
 
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Posted on 06-07-2009 02:29
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2009.06.17 - Apulia beach - Esposende - Braga - PORTUGAL
Mythicomyiidae - Empidideicus hackmani
farm3.static.flickr.com/2592/3675150471_9aa06163c7_b.jpg

and the thread is here:
http://diptera.in...d_id=22955
 
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Posted on 11-07-2009 20:06
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Yet another one by Lagura :
www.diptera.info/forum/attachments/090613_uabb.jpg
Edited by pierred on 11-07-2009 20:06
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Posted on 16-07-2009 17:56
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A Phytobia by Roger Thomason, det. Kahis :
www.diptera.info/forum/attachments/201026.jpg
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Posted on 24-07-2009 20:13
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Tethina illota (Canacidae)
The sky was very cloudy

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And a small video:
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Posted on 25-07-2009 18:27
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GREAT VIDEO! Well done! Wink
 
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Posted on 12-08-2009 21:48
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Cephalodromia cf. nitens (Mythicomyiidae)

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Posted on 23-08-2009 21:13
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Sepsis punctum

diptera.info/forum/attachments/sepsidae_id.jpg

I'll look through my stuff and see if I have more Smile
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Posted on 08-10-2009 18:24
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pic from yesterday, 07.10.09, so I'v no ID of the flys
even in copula the female was blowing bubbles . . . .
best regards, Brigitte
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