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Apterobittacus apterus - wingless hangingfly

Apterobittacus apterus - wingless hangingfly

Courtship in hangingflies involves the male (bottom left) capturing a prey item and presenting it as a gift to the female. Hastings Reserve, Carmel Valley, California.

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