Male twisting more
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||March Fly (Bibionidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Compost Fly (Bibio imitator)|
|This Photo:||Size, ventral, Male starting to twist|
|Other name:||Garden Maggot|
Thank you Reiner Richter & Even Dankowicz for confirming the id of this species for us
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