Greenbottle fly feeding on salmon carcass (pic)

Ecooper

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Every Friday I post photos of a different species of fly on my blog (I title them “Flydays”; corny, I know). This past week’s post was about Lucilia sericata, the common greenbottle (Flyday July 19, 2013: the greenbottle, now that’s a fly! | macrocritters which is easily my favourite fly. Greenbottles are blow flies—feeding and laying their eggs on dung and carrion. So I attracted this specimen (and a number of other species) by putting the remains of a sockeye salmon out on my deck. I’d filleted the fish for dinner and kept the skeleton specifically to attract some flies.

Is it weird that I have a favourite fly?

Cheers,
EC

Olympus OM-D E-M5, Zuiko 35mm macro, manual exposure (F11 @ 1/200 sec), Olympus RF-11 ring flash (1/2 power) (on TTL), ISO: 200

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P8120179 Lucilia copyright ernie cooper 2013 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
 

elle s'ennuie

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Is it weird that I have a favourite fly?

Yes, but weird people tend to be the coolest. :wink: I'm no fan of flies but I like your picture. :thumbup:
 

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