Paddling flight technique

Bombylius major
Photo Information
Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-15
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Edited by: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Edited Image Upload Date: 2008-05-16 02:41:26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: 29.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Workshop Note
This Moth fly at my porch (Diptera; Psychodidae; Schmetterlingsmücke) is 3 mm long. It's flying technique is unique, using wings as paddles in the viscous air. The hairs smoothen the turbulences.
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