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Not a cartoon

By jimbo75
These weird looking bugs are Scorpion flies.
I think they look like some sort of crazy cartoon caricatures that have escaped from an animation studio.
You can find them this time of year in
the blackberry bushes, about the same size as a house fly - so keep your eyes

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

Voters: bunbeam, KarenFB, Glostopcat and 7 more

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bunbeam 14 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2006 6:23PM
yuk they`re orrible... certainly wouldnt want of those on my hand.. briliant shot though

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User_Removed 15 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2006 8:01PM
Yes I took a quick snap of one it's like the Gnu of the insect world.
Ajack 14
7 Aug 2006 8:20PM
Superb capture of two Scorpion Flies mating,
and they are quite harmless,

pcjackso Junior Member 15 7
7 Aug 2006 9:51PM
A nice capture,like you say there is a lot around at the moment.
7 Aug 2006 9:57PM
Brilliant capture! Lovely creatures!!

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