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Old 23rd June 2016
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Originally Posted by alfbranch View Post
A barkfly nymph I am told
but which of this lot I do not know I have shot barkflies several times

I would say that Snipe fly is after a drink. I watched several downlooker snipe flies drinking on a damp morning some of them vibrated thier legs on the leaf to bring the droplets together then drank.

Here is one from a while ago having a drink you can see where is cleared the drops.

Good luck with the Barkflies. I have never attempted to get them even to family.

The Snipefly must have been eating or drinking but the leaf looked dry at the time and does in the images.

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