Matthaei-Nichols natural areas specialist and Massasauga rattlesnake expert Steve Parrish also likes to take pictures in his spare time. While working for the Arb and Gardens he’s taken some pretty amazing pictures of the flora and fauna that live in, around, and on the properties.
Below is Steve’s take on a wasp-mimic fly in what he believes to be the soldier fly or Stratiomyidae family. Check out the amazing iridescent pixellation of the fly’s eye up close. Here’s looking at you!