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Common Green Bottle Fly

Lucilia sericata

Description:

Medium sized fly with metallic green/yellow coloration. Bristles on thorax and transparent wings. Red eyes. Common and found in all different types of habitats. Attracted to rotting vegetation, garbage and other smelly things.

Habitat:

Suburban backyard garden.

Notes:

These two seemed to be sharing a quiet moment together. Notice how the one fly has a front leg touching the other. Perhaps they are sharing some fly secrets!

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ForestDragon
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ForestDragon

New York, USA

Spotted on Jun 23, 2012
Submitted on Jan 28, 2013

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