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|Hydrotaea diabolus, a very common fly inthe family muscidae. Here a female on ivy flowers. The maggots live in manure and rotting organic material.|
The species was first described by Moses Harris (1730-1788) in 1780 under the name Musca diabolus. Harris was a typical product of the enlightenment
a "natural philosopher" and a gifted engraver.
Perhaps, he met with Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson ? Imagine that !!
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- [2012-12-16 14:13]
Salut Philippe,un peu "dark" mais vraiment originale,magnifiques details et couleurs et sourtout une perspective vraiment originale.Mes compliments et belle semaine,Luciano
I know your main subject is the common fly but my attention is been drawn to the beautiful ivy flowers. The details of the flower is very eye-catching, especially that of the anthers. I also like the combination of colours very much. On the fly itself, I find the clarity of the big red eye worthy to mention. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.