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Stephen
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Posted on 17-07-2006 11:14
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Thanks to everyone for helping me learn more about the "Long-Legged Flies"!
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Beware of long-legged flies! They are gateway insects, soon you'll be wallowing in mud to get a photo of the elusive lesser dung flies (Sphaeroceridae). There's no going back, just ask Black or Nikita Wink

Seriously, it's always a pleasure to see someone having genuine interest the these all-but-ignored small creepy-crawlies. There must be 10.000 photos of an eagle or a bear for each long-legged fly photo. I thought long legs attract photographers Shock
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