Brine fly

(Zool.) a fly of the genus Ephydra, the larvæ of which live in artificial brines and in salt lakes.

See also: Brine

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The small brine fly, which hovers over the waters of the lake and which formed the Laysan ducks main source of food, dropped rapidly in numbers because of the shrinking lake.
They not only gyrate as gracefully as ballet dancers, but while they spin they peck--180 times a minute--at brine fly larvae and other tiny organisms.
The salt lake on the edge of the Great Basin Desert is a major staging area for the species; birds migrating from Alaska fatten on Mono's brine fly larvae before flying to waters off Peru.