Never ignore the small lives that share our world. It took over 100 years of development to produce a fighter jet with the capability of maneuvering like a hoverfly. And even then I believe that the hoverfly could probably teach the F22 a few moves. What I witnessed in the insect world wasn’t as much of a fight as it was two minds with the same great idea attempting to occupy a spot that was too small for both of them. If was really a lot like two people who keep bumping into each other in the tiny aisle of a Walmart. They just had a hard time staying out of each other’s way. They would both land on the top flower but soon one would nudge the other a little and both would spring into the air and fly a dazzling pattern only to end up on the same spot again. Hoverflies may look like bees but they have no sting and no weaponry if any kind that I’m aware of. So they rely on evasive flights with zigzags and tight circles. They can even do high speed 180s that would produce crushing G forces for a human pilot. They’re really marvels of engineering. The wings of a hoverfly beat at 120 beats per second. Compare that with a hummingbird who’s wings top out at only 80 beats per second. The land speed works out to just under eight miles per hour but when you consider that in terms of body length it’s pretty impressive for a creature that’s only about 1/4 of an inch long. That means that the hoverfly can cover over two million times it’s body length in one hour. Usain Bolt is currently the fastest sprinter in the world at 28 miles per hour or 960 times his body length.
Eventually the little hoverflies each found their own flowers to enjoy and the mini airshow ended. But those tiny wings are amazing!
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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