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bubble

A Calliphoridae fly also known as “Blow fly”, from an older English term for meat that had eggs laid on it, which was said to be fly blown. He was blowing a bubble of water, and then inhaled it again. There are many theories for this behaviour (to aid digestion, to cool the body, being sick, cleaningΒ  their mouthparts etc.) but no one knows for sure.

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15 responses

  1. Brilliant shot!

    May 14, 2017 at 4:07 PM

  2. Great image! Wonderful macro shot. πŸ™‚

    May 14, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    • Thanks John! Not as sharp as I would’ve liked, but still pleased to catch the bubble. πŸ™‚

      May 14, 2017 at 4:28 PM

  3. That’s an incredible picture! How did you do that, just wait for him or do you happen upon it? I think maybe he’s doing it just to try to look cool, but that’s why I like your posts, they’re generally a fair bit more intelligent than my guesses😊

    May 14, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    • Thanks Tony! There’s no way of knowing beforehand (as far as I’m aware) when they’ll do it, I just happened to pass by as he was busy. I’ll add “trying to look cool” to the theories! πŸ™‚

      May 14, 2017 at 7:03 PM

  4. Very interesting!

    May 14, 2017 at 7:46 PM

  5. Awesome bubble blower shot! πŸ™‚

    May 14, 2017 at 7:48 PM

  6. You do such a beautiful job with the focus and toning, I almost could look at this and not feel distaste….but oh well, my instinctive distaste for flies just takes over. Still – it’s a fantastic photo and I admire your ability to take the photograph, delve into the facts, and present everything with such clarity and brevity.

    May 15, 2017 at 7:08 PM

    • Thanks so much, Lynn! I really appreciate your kind words! πŸ™‚

      May 16, 2017 at 7:08 AM

  7. Gosh…. the hairs on the back of that fly!!! It almost looks cuddly! πŸ˜‰

    May 29, 2017 at 5:58 AM

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