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A fly and his shadow
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Posted on 08-11-2005 19:13

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Not the best of photos technically, but I rather like the way this tiny fly (about 2 mm) throws up a huge shadow. I've tentatively identified it as Sepsidae, Sepsis sp., am I anywhere near right?

Thanks, Sarah
Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 08-11-2005 22:17
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You are right, Sarah, Sepsis sp.
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
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Posted on 09-11-2005 08:30

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Thanks Nikita for the confirmation, Sarah
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Posted on 18-11-2005 15:21

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Just for the delight of it, can't resist posting this additional picture of a Sepsis who seems to be dancing on the leaf (actually he was cleaning his abdomen with great concentration!).

Enjoy! Sarah
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