Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Dipteran SM

Just a quick post about some bizarre reproductive acrobatics I noticed at the park in Cosby today ......

It's Rhamphomyia sulcata; the male catches a prey item and offers it to the female before they get down to the nitty-gritty - during which she scoffs the prey whilst he holds on to both her weight and the prey whilst hanging off a leaf or perch.

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