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Posted on 05-04-2007 22:22
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They are pretty small droplets. Yes, a sphere has the least surface area for the volume contained, but these droplets are tiny . . . dare I say, teenie tiny. Without the tongues of bees that allow a film of fluid to be produced, a droplet might be the only option for flies and other insects without tongues. Here is another example. The droplet is less that 0.5mm in diameter!
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Posted on 10-05-2007 21:36
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and here goes the mine. Musca cf. autumnalis do bubble blowing. Smile

farm1.static.flickr.com/138/321655620_70cc7b4ef5_b.jpg
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Posted on 02-09-2007 22:50
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Hello,

Nobody is bubbling the same way :
http://www.dipter...post_37428
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Posted on 02-09-2007 22:52
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Hello,

Here is the picture :

img410.imageshack.us/img410/5540/dsc8325pt7.jpg
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What a lovely picture Pierre!!

I saw this beefly in Switzerland at approx 2000 m. Similar tongue, similar bubble blowing. It must be a different behaviour from the other beefly in this thread.
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Hello,

Yet another one, by Jorapavi, found today on the main forum :

www.diptera.info/forum/attachments/suillia_sp_1.jpg
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A second one, still by Jorapavi, seen on the main forum :

www.diptera.info/forum/attachments/sepside_img_1505.jpg

Amazing.
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Posted on 13-09-2007 19:40
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I finally saw a fly bubbleblowing today. This fly (I think it's Mesembrina meridiana) was sitting for at least 15 minutes really being busy doing nothing but holding it's bubble "in the wind". Well, it wasn't windy at all, the fly was sitting on the sunny side of a leaf but in the shade of another (leaf). It never moved a muscle! Temp. about 16 C. Almost no wind and a bit of on-and-off sun.
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I photographed this fly on September 19, 2007 at 48.163552N 53.966826W (WGS84). The temperature was about 20 Celsius. The sun was at about the 5 o'clock position if the direction the fly was facing is referenced as 12 o'clock. Don't be fooled by the shadows, I used flash. In fact, the instant the flash fired, the bubble collapsed and the fly immediately withdrew the substance into its mouth.
bugguide.net/images/raw/7ZAL0ZVL7ZBL0ZLHQZKH8RKHIRKH2RRH6RALIZAL7ZRHGRHH6RRHGRHH8RLHQR3ZQRWLZZYZIR6L3L.jpg
Here is the entire fly:
bugguide.net/images/raw/VHGHCH5HBH4HCH5H5ZQL4ZRLDHRL4ZLLTHQLVZEHUZ6HRR2HJH9H9Z9HVZ9HZRNHFHEHUZEH1ZEHZR.jpg
 
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...and another insect for this collection - look at Hemiptera now!
fotopage.ru/glr/albums/userpics/12357/thumb_P1050802.jpg
http://macroclub.ru/glr/displayimage.php?pos=-16006

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Hello,

Yet another one, by guenille :
www.diptera.info/forum/attachments/dsc02868.jpg
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Hello,

And another one, by Alvesgaspar :
www.diptera.info/forum/attachments/fly_32.jpg
Edited by pierred on 07-10-2007 18:55
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Yet another Sepsid :
www.diptera.info/forum/attachments/5d001344b.jpg
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Another Calliphora vomitoria found on the main forum (by patder) :
www.diptera.info/forum/attachments/img_0098mouche030506w.jpg
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Posted on 26-11-2007 16:19
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Anthomyia sp. fly making bubbles in the sun. November, 2007, Lisbon.

Joaquim Gaspar
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Hello!

Perhaps the flies like to look at their own image in the mirror like this Thricops diaphanus from October 2006 Cool:


www.foto-upload.de/diptera/071207/Thricops_diaphanus_1.jpg
www.foto-upload.de/diptera/071207/Thricops_diaphanus_2.jpg


Also 2 mm-Drosophilas do it (Dec-01-2007, 7 ?C):
www.foto-upload.de/diptera/071207/Drosophila_cf_obscura_W.jpg
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And a Muscina sp. blowing...
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This time it is a Calliphoridae (a Calliphora vicina?) heating up its regorgitated meal in the sun. Please don't ask what the meal is Pfft
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yellow thing... some stomachal fluids.. Grin or a new bubllegum. Grin
 
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16-12-2007,Barcelona,Spain
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Extensions in uppercase are (and were) accepted for gif, jpg, jpeg and png

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OK, thanks Roger, now if someone would just ID the fly I would be happy.

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