What's so cool about flying in squares?
July 8, 2011 4:21 PM Subscribe
vacapinta asked this
way back in 2004 but the answers provided did not satiate my curiosity so I'm asking it again: What are these circling (or squaring) flies?
I live in San Francisco but I saw them when I lived in Southern California too.
I don't have a pressing reason I need the information, I'm just curious as all get-out about them.
posted by dolface to science & nature (3 answers total)
I'm not an entomologist but I'm pretty confident that they're Musca and not Drosophila (mostly because of their size). I'd be happy for just a species name, but if anyone has personal knowledge about them that would be wonderful.