Fruit Fly Xanthaciura
I stood, listening to the hum and buzz that often accompanies a warm summer afternoon, and these little bugs with wiggly wings darting here and there caught my eye.
Picture-winged fruit fly, genus Xanthaciura
Picture-winged fruit fly, genus Xanthaciura
One little fruit fly sat on a Spanish Needles leaf and danced like it was itchy. A wing went one way, the other another way...
Picture-winged fruit fly, genus Xanthaciura
Picture-winged fruit fly, genus Xanthaciura
I snapped a shot as one of the little picture-winged flies was crawling down a flower bud; you can see it's rounded knob of a white halter sticking out beneath its other wing.
Picture-winged fruit fly, genus Xanthaciura, crawling down Spanish Needles buds in a Florida yard exposing its wing halter
Picture-winged fruit fly, genus Xanthaciura
Picture-winged fruit fly, genus Xanthaciura
These two little fruit flies were mighty fond of one another:
Picture-winged fruit fly, genus Xanthaciuramating in the wilds of a suburban back yard
Picture-winged fruit fly, genus Xanthaciura
I think these little fruit flies are in the genus Xanthaciura.
Picture-winged fruit fly, genus Xanthaciura
Picture-winged fruit fly, genus Xanthaciura
Picture-winged fruit fly, genus Xanthaciura
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