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Sexy Feast

By Gemma9
I found these flies (Robber Flies?) mating and realised that the female was eating another fly. Never come across this before! She certainly didn't want to drop her meal for any man! Grin

I know they're not the greatest of photos, I've had to crop and lighten them up a bit, but I thought they were interesting so decided to share anyway. V2 shows the prey more clearly. Thanks for looking Smile

Tags: Fly Insect Close-up and macro Mating Wildlife and nature Feeeding Sigma sd14 Sigma 150mm Gemma9

Voters: Ade_Osman, debu, CarolG and 9 more


Ade_Osman 16 4.5k 36 England
22 Jul 2011 1:21PM
What are females like eh?....they never let sex get in the way of a good meal Wink.......


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debu 9 India
22 Jul 2011 1:23PM
Two lovely images.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
22 Jul 2011 2:20PM
Nothing like keeping up your strength, Gemma Wink. Well captured. Carol
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
22 Jul 2011 2:37PM

Quote:mating and realised that the female was eating another fly

Maybe this is what's mean't by 'multi tasking Gemma Wink well done,
22 Jul 2011 2:47PM
Great close-up!
Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 4:44PM
Sexy things, great shot Gemma.
lobski 8 2 1 Philippines
22 Jul 2011 5:54PM
A cracking and well spotted shot!

Fred Grin
SteveMoulding 10 3 7 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 6:11PM
A superb well timed shot.
Vpics 9 20 6 Wales
22 Jul 2011 7:18PM
A great pair of images Gemma, nice catch!! Grin
These are quite similar to Robber flies but are called Dance flies, these are possibly Empis tesselata.
The males either catch another fly or if they're feeling really lazy, steal one from a spiders web and present it as a gift (read : BRIBE) to the female to keep her busy while he has his wicked way.
Sex through bribery works wonders for soooo many species Wink
22 Jul 2011 8:51PM
Great close up shots Jemma.Well done..Lin

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