Green & Bronze

Lucilia sericata

Lucilia sericata

Lucilia sericata

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Meet Lucilia sericata, a  brighly polished-looking fly. This one has rather tattered wings.

June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

13 thoughts on “Green & Bronze

  1. Marvellous photographs! I suppose their wings become tattered with age as those of butterflies do. Your introduction made me smile: “Meet Lucilia sericata”, sounds like the kind of name used for a rather evil character in a novel. Mind you, those hairs could be off-putting 🙂

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    1. Thank you Anne. I suppose it has been around the block a few times, like some of the butterflies you mention! Ha ha, it does sound kind of evil.

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  2. To say that the consensus on flies in general is rather offputting, knowing where they buzz and trying to keep them off your food, nature has made them detailed and interesting. And also credit to both macro lens and photographer. Sadly though, no dinner invite for Lucilla.

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    1. I wouldn’t invite Lucilla to dinner either lol! 🙂 Thank you Jill. I really love the shine and colours on these things. Must take a lot of polishing to keep them in that condition 🙂

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