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Citizen Crane

Dangling from the tip of a woodland fern, this Phantom crane fly (perhaps Bittacomorpha clavipes) was the picture of grace and equilibrium as it balanced itself by deftly maneuvering its slender two-tone legs.

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Assassination fascination

Waiting for some prey to glide by, this Bee assassin (Apiomerus crassipes) has a more varied diet than its name would indicate. Beetles, flies, mosquitos, and other unlucky flitters all fall onto the menu. The bright orange outline & highlights … Continue reading

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