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Friday, April 23, 2010

Green Bottle Fly

You don't want to know about the habits of the green bottle fly, a member of the blow fly family. But I have always admired the green iridescence of its exoskeleton.
The photo below paints something of an idyllic picture. Don't be fooled. Sure, this fly will enjoy an occasional meal of flower nectar - but If you want to know more about how this fly thrives - just go here.

green bottle fly
green bottle fly (calliphora sp.) , a member of the blow fly family

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