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Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Apr 2022
Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Apr 2022
Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Apr 2022
Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Apr 2022
Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Apr 2022
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Identification history

Unidentified 22 Apr 2022 TimL

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The second to fifth images show this Long-legged fly doing a 'Crazy Fly' manouvre which typically occurs when the camera pre-flash goes off. The fly was initially in the centre of each image and as the pre-flash went off it did a high speed backwards jump, usually returning to the spot it had just left. The flash and high shutter speed have caught the fly in mid-jump. The first image was taken after the fly did a series of jumps and then gave up.

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 3 Apr 2022 02:13 PM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
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