Whilst it might seem like sawflies should have been in the flies post, sawflies are not actually flies. They are a group of insects related to wasps and bees. Their name is due to the saw-like ovipositor the adult female uses to cut into the plants where she will lay eggs. Adult sawflies do not… Continue reading Sawflies
House Flies may not bite, but they are more than an annoyance because they delight in unhygienic places. Muscid flies and their maggots mostly breed in manure. They live for around 30 days during warm weather, but can live as long as five months. 90% of all flies in dwellings are House Flies. Unfortunately it… Continue reading True Fly Don’t Follow Me!
I have been doing some research into some of the pictures I took last year of bugs that I didn’t recognize and yet again I am amazed by the miniature dramas that we rarely stop to see. I thought I had discovered quite an exotic bug and certainly one I didn’t recall seeing before. It… Continue reading A Zealous Battle