What would a fly look like if it was designed by a custom motorcycle builder?
This little guy was hanging around on my burning bushes in the back yard this morning before the sun got things warmed up. Since I was traveling last week and I've got a short week this week and next, I've had to stay home and close to my computer. Therefore, no trips to the forest preserves for Eric today. However, Eric is industrious enough to put his cellphone on mute and wander around the backyard shooting pictures while on a conference call ;-)
I'm not sure of the species on this one so there's a "Smarter Than Eric" award in it for anyone that comes up with an ID.
violetflm wins yet another "Smarter Than Eric" award for her trophy case! I finally found it in my field guide and it is a Long-Legged Fly (Condylostylus).