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greenbottle...Lucilia caesar


greenbottle...Lucilia caesar
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Copyright: ian harris (skyblue) (24)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D eos, Canon 60 mm f 2,8 EF-S
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-08 8:04
Viewed: 3609
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The name green bottle fly (or greenbottle fly) is applied to numerous species of blowfly, in the genera Lucilia and Phaenicia (the latter is sometimes considered a subgenus of the former). These flies are found in most areas of the world, and the most well-known species is the common greenbottle, Phaenicia sericata (or Lucilia sericata, depending on authority), though there are other common species such as Lucilia caesar, Lucilia cuprina, Lucilia coeruleiviridis, and Lucilia illustris. The maggots of this fly are known to preferentially consume dead tissue while leaving live tissue intact, and so have been sold for use in maggot therapy, primarily during the years before the widespread use of antibiotics and medicines and in modern times due to a resurgence of medical literature documenting their effectiveness. These flies are known to lay eggs in cadaver tissue in the wild within hours after death. The developmental stage of their larvae in the cadaver can be used to accurately predict the time death occurred.

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Bonjour Ian

Great close-up with very sharp and fine details. Exposure is excellent and profil POV help to keep all subject in sharp focus. Excellent work and TFS.

Alain

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-05-08 22:34]

Hello Ian
Nice macro take with great details, perfect focus and vivid colors
Regards
Razvan

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