Over the last several years, Black Soldier Flies (Hermetia illucens) have gradually assumed increasing importance in the ecology of my backyard.
A few days ago, I noticed one that had achieved a new level of Prominence in Predation by giving its all in support of a local jumping spider.
This was just hangin' out on a leaf of my grape vine.
Shot with Google Pixel 6a cell phone, nearly closest focus in 2X mode, processed from the RAW file (.dng) as described at viewtopic.php?f=8&t=46461 .
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