|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]|
|The fly life cycle is composed of four stages: egg, larva (commonly known as a maggot), pupa, adult. The eggs are laid in decaying flesh, animal dung, manure,|
or pools of stagnant water - whatever has ample food
for the larva.
Some types of maggots found on corpses can be of
great use to forensic scientists. By their stage of development, these maggots can be used to give an indication of the time elapsed since death, as well
as the place the organism died. The size of the house fly maggot is 9.5-19.1mm (3/8 to 3/4 inch). At the height of the summer season, a generation of flies
(egg to adult) may be produced in 12-14 days.
Maggot identification uses a classification called "Instar" stages. An instar I is about 2-5 mm long; instar II 6-14 mm; instar III 15-20 mm. These measure about 2-3 days, 3-4 days, and 4-6 days (for average house flies or bottle flies) since the eggs were laid. By use of this data, plus other signs, the approximate time since death can be estimated by forensic scientists.
Various maggots cause damage in agricultural crop production, including root maggots in rapeseed and midge maggots in wheat. Some maggots are leaf miners.
Maggots are bred commercially, as a popular bait in angling, and a food for carnivourous pets such as reptiles or birds. Due to the increasing popularity of maggots, a maggot vending machine has been installed in the English county town of Northampton.
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- [2005-05-01 17:44]
Ugh but the composition is excellent and the sharpness amazing. Really like the green BG which contrasts very well with the fly. Well done.
- [2005-05-01 20:34]
Very very sharpened. Congratulations. Good contrast and rich on details. TFS. No notes?
Wonderful macro shot. So sharp and such a nice arrangement with jagged leaf edge highlighting the soft green backdrop. Lovely!
- [2005-05-02 13:00]
Świetne makro Norbert, fantastyczna ostrość, dobra kompozycja. Niby tylko mucha, ale fota przednia.