Word to the wise (from the not so wise): keep up on your photo archival! If you're a frequently active shooter, as I am, it's MUCH easier to amass lots of "keeper" images than it is to neatly label and archive them. Eventually all of my photos make their way into well organized folders, and I can lay hands on anything in seconds flat. But, over the past year, I have let some photo archival duties lapse, and am spending lots of time getting everything caught up - with dreams of not getting behind on this stuff again.
I knew who I could ask about their identity - Laura Hughes, who I have mentioned many times before on this blog. She quickly came back with an answer; an answer you may not necessarily be pleased to hear.
While these brutish biters are not everyone's cup of tea, I've always liked horseflies, in part because of some species' wild op-art technicolor eyes.
HERE. And I'll take more bloody rasping bites for the team, I'm sure, in order to get ever better photos of the fantastic eyes of these amazing creatures.
Who, as it turns out, also have amazing eggs.