Archive for the ‘Flies’ Category

Old black fly

When I read tonight’s article, entitled “In Praise of Flies ” by James Gorman over at the New York Times, it reminded me of a book that my kids loved back in the day entitled Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth.

Unfortunately the fly in the book doesn’t get the praise that flies in general get from Dr. McAlister either in the article or in her book The Secret Life of Flies. I must say however, I learned more about flies that I ever thought possible, from this article.

The article is  definitely a good read and since the library doesn’t own the book, I’m going to have to request it. I’ll let you know when I get it.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

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Stone work

Well, this is definitely, at least to me, a new use for stones. It seems that according to the article entitled “The Fly Larva That Thinks It’s a Stonemason: Caddisfly larvae build themselves a protective house of stones with some of the stickiest sticky tape on Earth” by Lydia Chain over at Scientific American, we have a fly that also does stone work. All I can add is, from what I can see in the picture with the article, they do nice work.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian