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What's for Dinner? How About a Green Bottle Fly?

A crab spider dines on a green bottle fly in a lavender patch in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's for dinner? A crab spider, camouflaged in our lavender patch, didn't catch a honey bee, a butterfly, an ant or a syrphid fly. No, it nailed a green bottle fly. We couldn't help but notice. The fly's metallic blue-green coloring stood in sharp...

A crab spider dines on a green bottle fly in a lavender patch in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider dines on a green bottle fly in a lavender patch in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider dines on a green bottle fly in a lavender patch in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider is camouflaged, but its prey, a green bottle fly with its familiar metallic blue-green coloring, isn't. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The crab spider is camouflaged, but its prey, a green bottle fly with its familiar metallic blue-green coloring, isn't. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider is camouflaged, but its prey, a green bottle fly with its familiar metallic blue-green coloring, isn't. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 4:53 PM

As Green as a...Well...Green Bottle Fly

A green bottle fly nectaring on Lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Strange thing, nobody ever says "as green as a green bottle fly." 'Cept maybe an entomologist. You've heard: As green as an emerald As green as a lizard As green as a gourd As green as grass As green as bottled glass As green as it gets But...

A green bottle fly nectaring on Lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A green bottle fly nectaring on Lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A green bottle fly nectaring on Lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye to eye with a green bottle fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eye to eye with a green bottle fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye to eye with a green bottle fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 4:39 PM

A Newly Emerged Green Bottle Fly

Newly emerged green bottle fly nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flies are pollinators, too. It's appropriate during National Pollinator Week to remember that. We spotted this newly emerged green bottle fly (below) nectaring on lavender last week in our yard. It seemed out of place among the honey bees,...

Newly emerged green bottle fly nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Newly emerged green bottle fly nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly emerged green bottle fly nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Make My Day!

Blow fly on a daylily

"Go ahead, make my day." So said actor Clint Eastwood, as the character Harry Callahan, in the 1983 movie, Sudden Impact, after a robber grabbed a hostage. "Dirty Harry" was known for blowing away the bad guys. Clashes and...

Blow fly on a daylily
Blow fly on a daylily

A green bottle fly lands on a daylily after the rain. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red-eyed and metallic green
Red-eyed and metallic green

This bottle green fly is red-eyed and metallic green. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 8:33 AM
 
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