Once more at the canal…..
When who should I espy????
“Well hello Mr. Mesembrina Meridiana, how wonderfully orange and black you look!” said I!
Oh but they do some yeuchy stuff these flies!
Adults are most often seen on cow dung, basking in open ground or visiting flowers to feed upon nectar.
Eggs are laid in cow dung. (What a start to life these baby flies have!)
Mind you…the larvae are carnivorous and feed on other fly larvae within the dung!
I got this information off the internet and apparently there are people who write about “Insects of the British Cow Dung Community”!!! What??????
See Ya xx