Bug Shots

A closer look at insect photography

Hairy Maggot Blowfly: Male & Female

Posted by Darren on April 22, 2010

Sure they have a face that only a mother could love, but there is something fascinating about a close up view of a fly.  In this example I’ve got two new photos of the previously posted (and unfortunately named)  “Hairy Maggot Blowfly”.  The first is a male specimen, with the larger eyes that almost touch in the middle.  The second is the female with the wider gap between the eyes.  The large red eyes on the male certainly make him a more impressive specimen to photograph.  I think the droplet of water gives the photo a nice touch also.

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2 Responses to “Hairy Maggot Blowfly: Male & Female”

  1. I never knew there was such a striking distinction between the sexes in these flies.
    Excellent photos again!

  2. Even the female is impressive, but that male – wow!

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