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La Belle et La Bête

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Stomoxys calcitrans is commonly called the stable fly, barn fly, biting house fly, dog fly, or power mower fly. Unlike most members of the family Muscidae, Stomoxys calcitrans ('sharp mouth' + 'kicking') and others of its genus suck blood from mammals. Now found worldwide, the species is considered to be of Eurasian origin.

The earliest and one of the most comprehensive accounts of stable fly biology was presented by F. Bishop in 1913. The adults of both sexes feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals during the daytime. For egg production, the female requires its abdomen to be engorged with blood. The female takes approximately 2–5 minutes to engorge, after which it becomes sluggish for a while.

Frans Schols, Fred Fouarge, Erhard Bernstein, RHH and 13 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful close-up José.
17 months ago.
Annemarie club
so so beautiful

17 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Jolie fleur et jolie bébête !! Bonne semaine, Jose !!!
17 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
★彡 Good work. ⭐ Have a lovely new week 彡★
17 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
it is wonderful
17 months ago.
Zulma club
Bestial de criaturita Jose my dear...gracias por el enlace de Elton John. Ahora comprendo...aunque no la mayor parte de mis días locos de encierre. Poco a poco se puede uno alejar de todo.
17 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
The colors are really beautiful, José !
17 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Elles sont complémentaires, jamais l'une sans l'autre !**********
Bonne soirée José.
17 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Very nice close up Jose

Thank you for posting in the group
17 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Marvelous capture! Stay well!

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