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Feb 22, 2021 21:21:37   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
This is a Green Bottle Fly that I have preserved since swatting it last summer. I've gotten fairly good at swatting them without smashing them flat although not all go as hoped. I've included a graphic (thanks to commons.wikimedia.org) that illustrates the parts that can be seen in the partial image of this fly.


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Feb 22, 2021 21:40:27   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 

Feb 22, 2021 23:05:07   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
I can't believe how nice that looks - a fly???

 
 
Feb 22, 2021 23:25:07   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
UTMike wrote:
I can't believe how nice that looks - a fly???


Thanks, UTMike. This fly was pretty crudy including bits of wax and fats that they exude. I soak them in "Brakleen" chlorinated spray automotive brake cleaner that I get at Walmart ($4.00) which dissolves it. I can pick off the general debris with a brush and with a piece of scotch tape after I've blown them with the air puffer.

Feb 22, 2021 23:25:21   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Longshadow wrote:


Thanks for viewing.

Feb 23, 2021 07:53:14   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
sippyjug104 wrote:
This is a Green Bottle Fly that I have preserved since swatting it last summer. I've gotten fairly good at swatting them without smashing them flat although not all go as hoped. I've included a graphic (thanks to commons.wikimedia.org) that illustrates the parts that can be seen in the partial image of this fly.



Feb 23, 2021 09:54:54   #
Fotoartist Loc: Detroit, Michigan
 
Thanks for the anatomy lesson in stunning detail.

 
 
Feb 23, 2021 10:06:17   #
raymondh Loc: Walker, MI
 
The beautiful emerald color belies its ugliness.

Feb 23, 2021 11:17:41   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Manglesphoto wrote:


Thanks for viewing and for the reply.

Feb 23, 2021 11:23:29   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Fotoartist wrote:
Thanks for the anatomy lesson in stunning detail.


Thanks, Fotoartist. I wanted to share a bit about what one may be looking at when they view the fly's body.

Feb 23, 2021 11:24:28   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
raymondh wrote:
The beautiful emerald color belies its ugliness.


Thanks, the Green Bottle Fly has some lovely iridescent colors for such a nasty creature.

 
 
Feb 23, 2021 11:44:17   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Great macro and explanation of body parts, Sippy.

Feb 23, 2021 12:05:08   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Earnest Botello wrote:
Great macro and explanation of body parts, Sippy.


Thanks, Earnest. I wanted to share just how complex a common fly truly is.

Feb 23, 2021 14:45:10   #
joecichjr Loc: Illinois, USA
 
sippyjug104 wrote:
This is a Green Bottle Fly that I have preserved since swatting it last summer. I've gotten fairly good at swatting them without smashing them flat although not all go as hoped. I've included a graphic (thanks to commons.wikimedia.org) that illustrates the parts that can be seen in the partial image of this fly.


A beautiful specimenā­

Feb 23, 2021 15:16:37   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
joecichjr wrote:
A beautiful specimenā­


Thanks, it's nice to know that you enjoyed seeing it.

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