|Copyright: Irene Jeongco (VisualArtist_99)
|Date Taken: 2011-04-09|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-04-10 9:09|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|"True flies are insects of the order Diptera (di = two, and ptera = wings). They possess a pair of wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halteres, derived from the hind wings, on the metathorax.|
Diptera is a large order, containing an estimated 240,000 species of mosquitoes, gnats, midges and others, although under half of these (about 120,000 species) have been described. It is one of the major insect orders both in terms of ecological and human (medical and economic) importance. The Diptera, in particular the mosquitoes (Culicidae), are of great importance as disease transmitters, acting as vectors for malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, yellow fever, encephalitis and other infectious diseases."
This is one of my summer shots here at home. Since I had nothing to do I grabbed my cam and find some subjects to shoot. As I was roaming around the garden, I saw this fly. I had to capture the moment before it flies away.
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