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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sunrise: 04.52    Sunset: 09.34

Sunrise: 04.52    Sunset: 09.34

Sunrise: 04.52    Sunset: 09.34

Sunrise: 04.52    Sunset: 09.34 It’s no wonder my insect bites are developing into such huge itchy bumps: look at the size of this Hoo Wood mosquito! just looking at the image makes me itch.

Sunrise: 04.48    Sunset: 09.21 The robber fly is so called because it lies in wait. When an insect passes it jumps out shouting, ” Stand and deliver; I want your insides!” Also called the assassin fly, it spears a prey insect with a long proboscis through which it injects a flesh dissolving saliva. When the saliva has done its work, the robber fly sucks the nutritious juices through its hypopharnyx. A… Read More

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