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The Top 20 Flies and Top 20 Beetles

A couple weeks ago I assembled a big two-page article for my site on what I felt were the twenty most unusual and interesting beetles:

http://bogleech.com/bio-beetles.html
http://bogleech.com/bio-beetles2.html

I've now followed it up with an equivalent entry on true flies (Diptera) which wound up easily ten times weirder. Flies are INSANE!

http://bogleech.com/bio-flies.html
http://bogleech.com/bio-flies2.html



What you're looking at here, for example, is a wingless and legless adult fly among the army ant larvae it imitates.



Here we have another wingless fly, a blood-sucking parasite of bats.



This small-headed fly is a parasitoid of spiders. Flies eating spiders, cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria!

MOAR INSIDE.
Tags: beetle, beetles, flies, flying insect, insect
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