The animal of the day is the Black-Fly. (Did you know: This guy is also known as the ‘gnat’, and they are assholes. The females typically feed on blood, while the males feed on nectar.
The are the carriers for many diseases in both Africa and America, river blindess being the most popular in both regions.
The larvae use tiny hooks at the end of the abdomen to hold on to the substrate, using silk holdfasts and threads to move or hold their place.