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Blow Fly


a Calliphorid fly found at Eldoret, Kenya, Oct. 2010. Photo © by Michael Plagens

This fly is alighted on foliage of Solanum on the Chepkoilel Campus in Eldoret, Kenya, October 2010.

As much as people can complain about flies zipping about a restaurant dining room or as a writhing mass of maggots emerging from a carcass, everyone ought to marvel at the fly in its perfection of beauty, economy and functional design. Indeed as blowflies help remove putrid remains of dead creatures they leave our world more tidy as they flaunt their accomplishments in the sunshine.

Calliphoridae -- Blow Fly Family

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