Neat looking Fly.
Found at home.
A pair of Robber Flies, mating?
attracted to mothing light
A crane fly taking a rest from flying around
Fly alternated between nectaring on nearby flowers and perching on rock in trail. Temperature about 65 F and elevation near 7,000 feet.
True flies are insects of the order Diptera (from the Greek di = two, and ptera = wings). Their most obvious distinction from other orders of insects is that a typical fly possesses a pair of flight wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halteres, derived from the hind wings, on the metathorax. (Some species of flies are exceptional in that they are secondarily flightless). The only other order of insects bearing two true, functional...