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Swarms of lake flies in a garden near Lake Victoria

Swarms of lake flies in a garden near Lake Victoria
Swarms of lake flies in a garden near Lake Victoria
At certain times of the year clouds of lake flies swarm the shores of Lake Victoria. In insects, which feed on phytoplankton in the lake, are an important source of food for Lake Victoria cichlids and local birds, frogs, and reptiles.
Image code: ug1_2954
Photographer: Rhett Butler
Photographed In: Entebbe, East Africa Uganda
Camera: Canon
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Date Uploaded: 2006-Jun-25 | Last Update: Aug 5, 2013

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This picture, titled "Swarms of lake flies in a garden near Lake Victoria", was taken in Uganda by Rhett A. Butler.


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