Sunday, December 3, 2017

Yard Critter of the Week

The common House Fly, Musca domestica.


Usually quite difficult to catch, or crush, this one was slowed by the cold temperatures of late. And after a few minutes in our refrigerator was ready for its modeling gig.


But even then, it quickly shook off the cold and started moving about. Making for blurry photos. And since it was not cooperating I had to show it to the door.

The House Fly is very likely the insect with the widest distribution on Earth, living on every continent except Antarctica. They have even been found in the Arctic. Originally thought to have evolved in Asia, they are now native to pretty much everywhere humans are.

Including my house.

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