Introducing the chicken-coop fly
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.
Another shiny garden visitor