Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: I Can See Myself in That Fly’s Butt!

Really the title says it all!  I took a photo of a fly on a flowering shrub over the summer and the abdomen was REALLY shiny:

Fly on bush

Fly on bush

So shiny, in fact, that I could see my reflection in the fly’s butt!  Check it out:

Fly butt up close

Of all the things you thought you might do today, I’d bet staring intently at a fly’s derriere wasn’t one of them.  :)

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26 thoughts on “Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: I Can See Myself in That Fly’s Butt!

  1. That may be the best insect-related sentence or phrase since “The Bugs of Booger County”. By the way, you are indeed wiggy enough to get in to see Dr. Wilson. I believe I’d BREAK in to see him.

    • Glad you like it!

      I have several other opportunities to at least be in the same room as Dr. Wilson, so I’m not worried. I really just want a chance to see him in person, even if I don’t have a chance to talk to him.

  2. That certainly is a shiny butt! I love the long, backwards pointing hairs between his wings, they are like huge spikes.
    I posted a flys bum photo the other day too (although that fly had shiny green eyes and a fluffy bum) :)

      • I had to get out my ruler (metric here) but yes, 1/2 inch is a big fly. The weather is starting to heat up down here in the southern hemisphere so I have noticed a huge variety of large flies at the moment (which is nice for regular posting purposes). Thankfully they mainly hang around in the garden and are not all human-annoying ones!

        • I completely forgot that you’re on metric! Somehow I think all the British colonies should be using the English system, but your country is clearly more on top of this sort of thing than mine… Glad you’re enjoying your flies! That’s definitely one of the great things about summer, at least I think so.

          • We have completely horrid flies as well as these nice looking ones.

            The Blowflies, black flies and March Flies are just torturous when the weather heats up. You leave a door open for the breeze and the house fills up. Blowies, who then spend the evening flying slowly around the house droning loudly and driving everyone mad. Mozzies bite you all the time, black flies get in your eyes and March flies want to jab you as well….

            Those nice looking flies we have need to do a better job of marketing their brothers, if the bad ones looked so good we might not hate them so much!

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