About the blog: I post things ranging from landscapes, animals, artwork, games, gifs and anything that catches my fancy. This also includes cool monsters and concepts that don't necessarily cross the threshold into nightmarish or disturbing.... its mostly just surreal in some aspects. Anyways enjoy!
A Hoverfly (Family Syrphidae) and a Cranefly (Family Tipulidae) showcasing their halteres. Halteres are small knobbed structures that were modified from the fly’s back pair of wings. They function like a gryroscope and give the fly stability in flight. When they beat they inform the fly about the rotation of its body allowing the fly to adjust. With their halteres balancing and guiding them flies are able to preform amazing aerial aerobatics. Making them very hard to catch