National Geographic : 1946 Sep
The National Geographic Mgaa/inc A Bandwing Fly Flaunts His Finery against a Ray Flower, While a Spotwing Feeds (Right) These are descriptive names. Science calls the flies Xautlhaciura ist'c ta (left) and Paroxya piOccila. WVhen not feeding or laying, they dart about herbage, where man .e'.dom notices them. Nai ] (C rap'hic S it' Kodachrotm es hv Willar d il. (i'uhC r Bandwing and Spotwing, Rivals for Brooding Space, Hunt Apartments for Their Young These flies scout the tops of unopened flower heads for a crevice in which to deposit eggs. Plant juices will nourish their young. Magnification is about seven times.