There’s a lot going on in this one seed head of orchard grass.
Seeds are falling out, tiny maggots are eating the seed and a spider is parcelling a fly. 36 more words
Helophilus pendulus is a common European hoverfly sometimes nicknamed the footballer fly due to its distinctive strip – Hull City maybe? The Latin means “hanging marsh-lover” – the larvae can be found in a variety of waterbodies, from lakes and rivers to ditches and puddles. 43 more words
Now we’re in the kingdom of the ‘true flies’, the Diptera. We don’t take specimens so all we have is the photo and the internet. To the eye they look like muscid flies (the ‘house fly’ family) but there are so many flies and they are so hard to tell apart. 180 more words