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Friday, 1 August 2014

A Sponge Fly - Sisyra nigra

Sponge Fly - Sisyra nigra

Sisyra nigra 31437


Sisyra nigra 31431

Thanks to Chris Brooks

The Sisyridae, commonly known as spongeflies or spongillaflies, They're active at night or twilight and are tiny, with a wingspan of 1 cm (0.4 in) across at most and sometimes less than half that. Their minute form retains the complicated, lacy wings and giant, sparkling eyes common among Net-winged Insects.Adult spongillaflies are crepuscular (Active at Twilight)  or nocturnal. They are omnivores, sometimes hunting small invertebrates, but mainly scavenging on such animals' carcasses, as well as on pollen and honeydew.


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