27 June 2008

Update: fly from snail shell identified

This post featured a fly that had come out of an otherwise empty snail shell. Wayne Mathis (Smithsonian) and Lloyd V. Knutson have since identified the fly as Pherbellia albovaria (Diptera: Sciomyzidae). Sciomyzids (marsh flies) are snail predators. I will write a detailed post about them in the future.

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