Diptera: Flies - Alex Wild Photography
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A vinegar fly (Drosophilidae) circles in to land on a shelf fungus. Note the iridescent patterning on the wing. These metallic colors were recently discovered to be species-specific and potentially involved in communication.

Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia

A vinegar fly (Drosophilidae) circles in to land on a shelf fungus. Note the iridescent patterning on the wing. These metallic colors were recently discovered to be species-specific and potentially involved in communication.

Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia

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