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09-MAY-2011

Cactus Fly, Nerius pilifer (Neriidae)

Tiputini Forest Reserve, Prov. Orellana, Ecuador

The very slender ovipositor of this female cactus fly is used for inserting eggs deep beneath the bark of decaying tree trunks.
Photo det. T. Sepulveda 2020.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
1/200s f/16.0 at 100.0mm iso100 full exif

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