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280 days of Urbpandemonium #95

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In terms of beauty, I think flies are the most underappreciated order of insects. Look at this fancy iridescence! I guess it's because they aren't big and showy like butterflies or perfect little capsules like beetles. The fly pictured, Lucilia* sp., also lays its eggs in dead animals so that it's many maggots can feast on the putrescent flesh. Also feces, they like to eat feces. Don't knock the carrion flies, they're doing important work--work that YOU wouldn't do, so someone else has to.


* "born into light"

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urbpan
Jul. 14th, 2015 04:37 pm (UTC)
They groom themselves a lot.

I own some serious anti-fly firepower, so I don't look down on your flyswatter.
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