Thread subject: :: free fall ... Acrocera orbiculus

Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 19-07-2009 22:27


I have spot this morning in Serra da Estrela the amazing and fantastic Acrocera sp. (maybe an A. sanguinea? ). It was so unusual to spot over 10 acrocerids separated from each other in a radius of about 500 m. I have never found per day MORE than 3 acrocerids, but today I saw 12!!! Some acrocerids attached to my t-shirt and others to my arm. Curious that these flies tried to approach my eyes... it is an unusual behaviour that we can find in Phortica (as it feeds on tear's eyes.)

Enjoy.. the fly :) .

Edited by jorgemotalmeida on 26-07-2009 17:41