Crane fly

Crane fly

Observation - Crane fly - UK and Ireland. Description: I always love seeing the halteres so clearly on crane flies (all flies have them). They are wings modified as balancing organs and take their name from weights carried by ancient Greek athletes to help them jump further in (I suppose) the long-jump.

I always love seeing the halteres so clearly on crane flies (all flies have them). They are wings modified as balancing organs and take their name from weights carried by ancient Greek athletes to help them jump further in (I suppose) the long-jump.