First day out of the box on the island and we had birds, thunderstorms, and a gorgeous huge tropical fly caught by researchers (and released unharmed). The birds were very cool but the bugs, oh my, the bugs.
And now, a fly. Turn up your sound if you enjoy loud buzzing fly noises, turn it down if you don’t.
(update: a biologist here gave me the name and the lowdown on the fly. It’s called Pantaphthalmus chuni, aka, neotropical timber fly. Has no functional mouthparts, does not bite- or eat. Adults exist solely to reproduce. And so you all know, it’s also the world’s largest fly. Really.)