Friday 14 June 2024

Ptecticus Aurifer

Ptecticus aurifer (金黄指突水虻).

Flies are not the most loved insect, but they can be some of the most fascinating. This soldier fly from Yuelu Mountain is a wasplike mimic and is very colorful: individuals come in a wide array of yellows, oranges, reds and blacks.

Ptecticus aurifer on Yuelu Mountain