Friday, August 19, 2011

Bug-A-Day Three

Fly with Striped Eyes, Robert Rafton
I can only identify this as a fly with cool striped eyes. I'm not an expert on insects and to obtain an exact ID even experts usually need to examine an insect's genitalia. Yes, that's true, and I only brought it up because you asked. Like with all the pics here feel free to click on the image to get a better view.

Loyal readers will know that I recommend Bug Guide if you ever have a yen to ID an insect. Be warned however that there are thousands and thousand of species, so trying to figure out what you've seen can be exercise in frustration.

Also check Day One of our Bug-A-Day Mini-Marathon. And Day Two.