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Posts Tagged: Blow fly

Insect Diversity in the Fava Beans

Count the insects! Ladybugs, a European paper wasp, blow fly and aphids are all over the fava beans in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The first day of spring--Tuesday, March 20--yielded a diversity of insects in the fava beans planted in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee friendly garden adjacent to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road,...

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM


Blow fly on a New Zealand tea tree (Leptospermum scoparium). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you see the blow fly (below), what do you think?Well, that depends on who you are and what you do--or maybe your earliest negative/positive insect recollections. If you hate flies, particularly blow flies, and you despise their larvae (maggots),...

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 9:57 PM

The Eyes Have It

Blow Fly

The eyes have it.Look at the compound eyes of an insect. Some are colorful, some are drab. But they are all organs that detect light. Most insects "have some sight and many possess highly developed visual systems," write UC Davis entomology professors...

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Fly Away

The Fly

God in His wisdom made the fly And then forgot to tell us why. --Ogden Nash, "The Fly"   Every time I see a fly I think of the Ogden Nash poem.   Our bee-friendly garden is attracting a few flies. I captured this...

Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 6:14 PM
Tags: blow fly (4), Ogden Nash (1), sage (1)
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