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.
When, where, what
- 01/01/2019 at 02:18 at 101°
- 01/01/2019 at 16:39 at 256°
- Distance from object
- 386,740 km