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Monday, April 17, 2006

Picture wing fly ovipositing

Getting started on the next generation, this picture wing fly lays eggs in a developing tagetes lemonii flower bud.

These cute green-eyed flies (Trupanea nigricornis) are related to the flies that spawn the maggots that make the semi-bad tasting holes you often find (too late, after you've already bitten into them) in sunflower seeds.

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