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House Fly Relative

By harrattp  
Thanks for the comments/votes on the last upload.

Today I have chosen a bug of some king. The best ID I can get is that it is a relative of the house fly; a Musca Domestica. UPDATE UPDATE now identified as a Dexia Rustica.

I spotted it hanging around on an upturned terracotta pot with my shed providing the other half of the background.

If anyone out there has an alternative ID I would be pleased to know.

Thanks for viewing.
Paul

Tags: Relative General Fly House Insect Bug Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Comments


17 Jul 2010 1:43PM
WOW !! Awesome detail Paul,almost scary Smile !!

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17 Jul 2010 1:52PM
Have absolutely no Idea what this is...cracking capture though.
L&K Gillx
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
17 Jul 2010 2:01PM
Fantastic detail Paul. Superb macro shot.
Ron
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
17 Jul 2010 2:32PM
Excellent macro! No idea what it is though.

Ken
A stunning macro with outstanding detail. I'm glad it's not lifesize.
Steve.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
17 Jul 2010 2:48PM
Superb macro shot, Paul...the detail captured is really impressive.
Ronnie.
17 Jul 2010 2:56PM
Stunning macro, looked it up in my faithful book and I think its a Dexia Rustica, a type of parasitic fly that lays its eggs in the larvae of a chafer beetle.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2010 5:23PM
great close up, yukky insect
Dinney 8 2 England
17 Jul 2010 6:19PM
Hairy little beast (the fly that is), superb detail Paul, excellent macro shot.
Kev
harrattp 9 11 4 England
17 Jul 2010 6:21PM
Thank you for the comments and to Tracy for the ID, I think you are correct having researched the name you gave, thanks.

Paul
17 Jul 2010 6:40PM
Lovely detail Paul

Jon
17 Jul 2010 7:06PM
Great detail
Glynnis
17 Jul 2010 8:34PM
stunning close up and great detail.
17 Jul 2010 11:16PM
Hi Paul great shot gray
Ray42 8 3 England
18 Jul 2010 9:36AM
An excellent macro
18 Jul 2010 8:32PM
Fine detail and fine technique.
Pat
Gezina 9 3 6 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2010 11:53PM
Yuk but fine detailed capture - well done Paul - Ina
IFIMAGE 8 143 Wales
19 Jul 2010 3:52PM
a cracking image!
Ian..
harrattp 9 11 4 England
19 Jul 2010 5:49PM
Thank you one and all.

Paul
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
20 Jul 2010 11:05PM
Nikon 105mm with a 1.7x tele, well that's another idea instead of the Sigma 150mm Paul, as I already have the 1.7x tele this may be the answer for my macro shots Wink
A super close up with cracking detail, now.....I hope you swatted it after you got the shot....I hate flies,
Regards,
Geoff.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
21 Jul 2010 2:30PM
Well-detailed macro capture Paul - lovely rich warm tones. Great detail of the hairs on its body - I always feel guilty about swatting these now I know the minute detail that has gone into their "design" LOL - however, that's not to say I don't swat them, beastly things!!!!
Sylvia
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
21 Jul 2010 7:55PM
Very sharp detail and fine image Paul.
Stunning macro image
Richard
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 11:47AM
really stunning Macro Paul, really fine detail captured
regards
Ynug
Oops, sorry, I missed this one...a superb macro, really good.

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