Male twisting more
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta) iNaturalist Observation|
|Family:||March Fly (Bibionidae)|
|Species:||Compost Fly (Bibio imitator)|
|This Photo:||Size, ventral, Male starting to twist|
|Other name:||Garden Maggot|
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
A very strange situation. We caught these two in the act (literally caught them and put them into an insect box while they were in the act). Normally they would have been fine. But she was panicking and got him so twisted he fell unconscious. Even then he didn't let go. In his "sleep" he must have had a dream and when he woke up he finished pretty quickly and they parted.
BUT HE WAS SOOOO TWISTED UP!
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere