Introducing the chicken-coop fly

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I’ve decided to call these insects chicken-coop flies as their universe seems to be centered on the coop

While digging up photos for my golden buprestid beetle post from yesterday, I found a couple other great examples of iridescence from the yard. The metallic fly above and dragonfly below. Eons ago when I started this blog I wrote about how iridescent colours are formed – here is part 1 and part 2 of my explanation.

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Another shiny garden visitor

 

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