I wasn’t able to get this online yesterday, but this is my photo for the Photography 101 theme “solitude:”
I spent a lot of time on my recent trip to Arizona looking for insects, and happily it was just late enough in the year for a few to be out. It was also the middle of the bloom, so I spent a lot of time wandering from clump to clump of flowers looking for insects. This lovely fly was the only insect on a cluster of these fabulous yellow flowers. It had a huge group of flowers all to itself and I think it exemplifies the idea of solitude.
I believe this is a tachinid fly, but I would welcome any corrections from those of you who know more about flies than I do! You know who you are. :)
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