These Flies Are Getting More Action Than You

April 24, 2015 3:18 PM

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These Flies Are Getting More Action Than You

Spring is officially upon us, which means a fresh crop of mosquitos, the buzzing of hungry honey bees and apparently, a lot of promiscuous flies. Getty photographer Nicholas Kamm captured these aroused arthropods in Washington, DC on Thursday.

The male now reaches forward and strokes or "caresses" the head of the female with his prothoracic legs, which have been moved from their position on the wing base. It should be kept in mind that this reaching forward by the male occurs simultaneously with the outward movement of the female's wings....

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