Can a fly be pretty?

p1040349Can a fly be pretty? These creatures are usually associated with filth, germs and other, let’s say ‘unpleasant’, things. However, blow flies possess a feature that makes them a little less disgusting, i.e. their metalic coloration.

This one caught my attention with its pretty (it’s really weird to use this word to describe a fly!) greenish-metallic thorax and abdomen. Together, with the redness of the eyes it creates a somehow please image with the light green of leaves it’s sitting on.

Whatever the looks, a fly is still a fly and the life history of blow flies and the menu they feed on may disgust you. Such a blow fly ambivalence!


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