All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

The halteres of this Cranefly are easy to see in this photo. My mother laughed when she walked by the bathroom and saw me with the tripod on the vanity counter focusing on this guy! Having strange insects in the house is just part of living in the wood...
The halteres of this Cranefly are easy to see in this photo. My mother laughed when she walked by the bathroom and saw me with the tripod on the vanity counter focusing on this guy! Having strange insects in the house is just part of living in the woods in Florida! The halteres are easy to see on this crane fly. Halteres are vestigial wings that flies have, they are used to help stabilize the insect when it flies.

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