endangered species http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/657/all en L.A.'s Endangered Nature: Giant Flower-loving Flies http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/las-endangered-nature-giant-flower-loving-flies <p>Ever heard of a fly that is big enough to be mistaken for a small hummingbird? Don&rsquo;t worry this is not some horror movie featuring an overly large arthropod (think <em>The Fly</em>, <em>Them</em>, or the upcoming <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1830713/" target="_blank">Big Ass Spider </a>movie) this is real-life nature! Also, this is rare nature for Los Angeles; these flies are very, very uncommon in our region.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/delhi%20sands%20fly%20exhibit.jpg" /></p> <p>Ever seen this exhibit?</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/las-endangered-nature-giant-flower-loving-flies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/las-endangered-nature-giant-flower-loving-flies#comments Big Ass Spider movie Delhi Sands Flower-loving Fly El Segundo Flower-loving Fly endangered species Flies giant flower-loving fly Nature Lab Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus Blog Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:25:38 +0000 Lila Higgins 815 at http://www.nhm.org/nature