This punked out fly distracted me from the mushrooms I was going to post today. This is the second time I’ve photographed and posted pics of one but this time I just had to make a positive ID. Once again BugGuide.net has come to my rescue. ‘Punk A$$ Fly’ isn’t a proper name no matter how accurate the description is. I would like to introduce you to:
At over a half inch these are fairly large flies. Contrary to the punk/goth look the adults are more interested in flowers which they feed upon. It’s their young that are the stuff nightmares are made of. The larvae are parasitoids that develop on moths. So relax and get a good nights sleep, they won’t be sucking out your life juices except in dreams.
It’s a toss up between which post has the better images of the white faced fly. You can see the other photos on: Bad Hair Day.
I also strongly advise scrolling to the bottom and staring into the eyes of the Hypno-Frog until ready to do my bidding.
No? Then just take one more look at Spike and we’ll move along and see what Stewy is up to.
If Stewy could talk
What’s that stupid dog nosing around for now?
Not again. It’s one thing to go barking up the wrong tree but getting stuck up there is another.
Out of the Woods
Stewy is playing ‘catch up’ after Pookey and I left him behind.
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