Fly foxtrot

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Delible and indelible marks

About

This photo documents the mating dance of Musca domestica (Class Insecta, Order Diptera) also known as the ‘Bloody Fly’. 

Typically, 5-8mm in length, the Bloody Fly has a life cycle of between 15-25 days during which it uses its tube-like mouthparts for lapping, sucking or piercing surfaces and drinking up liquid waste and decomposed matter.

It also uses its sucking mouthparts for dancing on dirty windows.

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When, where, what

01/01/2019 at 08:57
Bedroom window, Blue Mountains
Fly-made marks made on really dusty window

Significance

Moonrise
01/01/2019 at 02:18 at 101°
Moonset
01/01/2019 at 16:39 at 256°
Distance from object
386,740 km
Illumination
24.4%

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