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Good Morning Everyone,

It's good to have time for TE, again.

I haven't done much photography recently but my garden offers unexpected opportunities for subjects that I wouldn't otherwise have considered.

This is a greenbottle fly. It is a bright metallic green insect with large red eyes. Aside from the interesting colours, it looks like a plump house fly. Its scientific name is Lucilia, which is much prettier than its common name greenbottle blowfly.

We tend to think of these flies being connected with carrion because that is where they lay their eggs but they are very important pollinators, something rarely mentioned. According to my research, they are more efficient than bees at pollinating certain flowers.

Maybe, we should look on these insects more kindly!

I will add a couple more shots as workshops.

After a couple of weeks of unfamiliar, extreme heat, we have suddenly been plunged into torrential, rain storms. Hope things are better for you, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8845 W: 357 N: 20514] (81029)
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