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Hover Fly

Published by Wreybies in the blog Ponderings of a Pachyderm. Views: 105

There is a hover-fly next to the house today. I’m not really sure what kind of insect it is, honestly. It’s body is reflectively metallic and ripples with the dark rainbow of oil on wet pavement. It has a very large body, more like a bee than a fly. A quick internet search gave me information that there are solitary, stingless, ground burrowing bees native to Puerto Rico that might or might not be my little morning-coffee companion. It can hover with a precision that is just amazing. Every minute or so, it flits away at blinding speed only to zip right back to almost the exact same spot where it had previously been hovering, as though the X,Y, and Z coordinates were somehow locked into its navigational array.

Amazing little critter. Nature is awesome.
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