Can't devote much to blogging at the moment, but since we're feeling sorry for the dipterists this week here's a fly for you to look at: Gall Midge, Cecidomyiidae - California Maybe one of you fly folks could explain in the comments why Cecidomyiids are so cool.  Aside from looking like little fairies, that is. photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon D60 ISO 100, f/13, 1/200 sec, flash diffused through tracing paper