Flower Flies of Los Angeles County http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/181/all en Massive Black Fly aka Mexican Cactus Fly http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/massive-black-fly-aka-mexican-cactus-fly <div dir="ltr" trbidi="on">Earlier this week I was outside being interviewed about Entomophagy, the practice of eating bugs. While they were setting up the camera and sound equipment I took a few moments to see what insects were visiting the bright yellow flowers on the bush I was standing next to. Among the usual honeybees, I saw a massive black fly. This fly was huge (3/4 of an inch in length) and really stood out against the yellow flowers. </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/massive-black-fly-aka-mexican-cactus-fly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/massive-black-fly-aka-mexican-cactus-fly#comments Brian Brown Copestylum mexicanum Flower Flies of Los Angeles County flower fly Mexican cactus fly Blog Sat, 17 Nov 2012 05:31:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 712 at http://www.nhm.org/nature