Monday, August 22, 2005

Green Bottle Fly on paving stone

Green Bottle Fly
Latin name: Phaenicia sericata

I am not normally a fan of flies, but yet I keep on taking pictures of Green Bottle Flies. It's the irridescence. Looking at them face-on is not pretty, I think because they have indentations similar to those one might see on a human skull. Of course, the fact that they start out as maggots in rotting flesh can be off-putting. In any case, horrid or not, this fly was grooming himself on the lovely walkway through our garden when I took its photo.

Since she's gotten new grandkids my mother simply refuses to use cool shots like this as her computer wallpaper. Imagine!