Tricholauxania praeusta


A small fly at around 4mm (3/16in) long. They are often seen sunning themselves on vegetaion, and they are fairly common and widespread. The larvae of these flies are important recyclers of dead plant material. Doubl-click for a closer look-see.


Tricholauxania praeusta

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 23rd June 2019
Place: Rear garden, Staffordshire


12 thoughts on “Tricholauxania praeusta

      1. You are skilled at working quickly! I’m too slow and clumsy to catch anything smaller than a turkey.

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      2. You and your turkeys, lol! 🙂 It comes with practice, like most things. Sometimes you have to be quick, or the moment is gone, and sometimes you have to be patient for the moment to unfold 🙂

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