December Flies?

American Hoverfly, Complex Eupeodes americanus, all lit up with pollen. Impressive for December 9th. About the only thing I’m aware of with yellow pollen this month is Dandelion (Taraxacum).

Same day. Schroederella iners, perhaps.

Nearby, another type of dung fly. This was a sunny day, temps in the mid 40s, no wind.

Dec 8. Unknown fly, around some actual mammal dung. Of which I will spare you more detailed pictures, but…

…will say it was mostly composed of persimmon. Here’s a passed seed. Don’t know if it was Common Raccoon, Striped Skunk, or one of those famed persimmon junkies, the Virginia Opossum, who was gorging on the fallen fruits.

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