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    An Fly in Winter

    It wouldn't be unusual for a fly to be cruising in warmer weather but here in the Midwest we are having pretty typical temperatures right now. I noticed that my B52 has a trap tightly closed which usually indicated a victim has bought it and sure enough the shadow and wing tip gives it away. The trap is about 1.25" long which makes this fly a big one.



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    That fly was probably just out for a nice winter stroll.

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    He was probably just searching for some nectar...and found some.

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    Big mistake right there!

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    Funny part is that the plant is in one of those Neptune racks with the greenhouse bag over it and an ultrasonic humidifier pouring fog across the VFT's and Nepenthes. I imagine the fly larva was in the soil of one of the newly arrived Neps and hatched out into a mine field. I inadvertently killed off my fungus gnat maggot population when I recently applied a systemic insecticide so my theory on how the fly wound up in there is probably valid..............I hope more hatch out so I might get lucky and video another fly bite the nectar.

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    He never had a chance

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    Quote Originally Posted by BioZest View Post
    He was probably just searching for some nectar...and found some.

    ha! totally...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooky1 View Post
    Funny part is that the plant is in one of those Neptune racks with the greenhouse bag over it and an ultrasonic humidifier pouring fog across the VFT's and Nepenthes. I imagine the fly larva was in the soil of one of the newly arrived Neps and hatched out into a mine field. I inadvertently killed off my fungus gnat maggot population when I recently applied a systemic insecticide so my theory on how the fly wound up in there is probably valid..............I hope more hatch out so I might get lucky and video another fly bite the nectar.
    Lol post if you get one

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