Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I was given permission to use this fabulous photograph by Terry Fischer. Pat Maples, creator of the Little Paper of San Saba (I am the movie critic), has forwarded some of Terry's work - birds, honey bees, etc, but this one caught my eye and I had to use it on the blog. So, thank you Terry for your keen lens.
Calliphoridae, aka bluebottles, greenbottles, and blow flies. The first known association of the word "blow" with "flies" is in Shakespeare's plays The Tempest, Antony & Cleopatra, and Love's Labour's Lost (info courtesty of Wikipedia).
Flies, literature - this blog has it all.
A divine power is at work in the sensation of the meanest insect as well as in the brain of a Newton - Voltaire 1764