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Micropezid Fly, Male

Family: Micropezidae
Species: Mimegralla albimana
Common Name: Micropezid Fly

Location: Venus Drive

Commonly found in edges of forests. Many species (for example, those of genus Mimegralla) are known for their habit of standing motionless while waving their prominently marked front legs in front of their head, a behavior which contributes to their mimicry of wasps.
Micropezid Fly, Male

Micropezid Fly, Male

Family: Micropezidae
Species: Mimegralla albimana
Common Name: Micropezid Fly

Location: Venus Drive

Commonly found in edges of forests. Many species (for example, those of genus Mimegralla) are known for their habit of standing motionless while waving their prominently marked front legs in front of their head, a behavior which contributes to their mimicry of wasps.