View Full Version : Life on a Daisy

Doug L
06-21-2012, 11:16 PM
It took me a while to discover the name of the tiny (2mm) patterned-winged fly on this daisy. Turns out it's a type of fruit fly, originally from Europe, introduced in North America to control Knapweed. It's called Urophora Quadrifasciata, or Four Barred Knapweed Gall Fly - big names for something so small. As for the little grub? in the shot, I have no idea what that is.


06-22-2012, 12:48 PM
This is simply stunning ! Thanks for sharing !

06-22-2012, 02:50 PM
Fantastic shot....I can almost hear this little guy's mom saying "Um son...you got a little something on your face there..."
Excellent detail

06-22-2012, 06:16 PM
Very nicely done Doug. Excellent sharp detail on such a tiny creature.

06-22-2012, 06:51 PM
well done