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  1. Crazy detail, Mike! Posted 2 years ago
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The housefly , ''Musca domestica'', is a fly of the suborder Cyclorrhapha. It is believed to have evolved in the Cenozoic era, possibly in the Middle East, and has spread all over the world. It is the most common fly species found in habitations. Adult insects are grey to black with four dark longitudinal lines on the thorax, slightly hairy bodies and a single pair of membranous wings. They have red eyes, and the slightly larger female has these set further apart than the male.

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Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Mike van Harn
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By Mike van Harn

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Uploaded Mar 4, 2017. Captured Feb 26, 2017 13:41 in Louise Hedwig van Catzstraat 12, 1718 BX Hoogwoud, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/4.0
  • 1/16s
  • ISO100
  • 65mm