Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A Bit of Video

Mainly because I have been trying to post some for ages and keep failing here is a short video of a displaying male picture winged fly, Tephritis bardanae. This species lays eggs on the flower heads of burdock and the larva eats the developing seeds. The males each try to occupy a developing flower bud and display by waving their patterned wings to attract passing females. This is what the male in the clip is doing, although there did not seem to be any females around.
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