Thursday, June 1, 2017

Snail-Killing Fly

Scott King showed me this Snail-Killing Fly next to a dead slug. This fly is in the Marsh Fly Family, Sciomysidae. This family is large and most deposit their larvae in slugs or clams. Often their larvae are aquatic and penetrate their hosts. In this case the larva are terrestrial and are injected into live or dead slugs. All I have to say is here is yet another line to avoid when you return to the Reincarnation Center.

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