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Muscid blowing red bubble
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Posted on 10-08-2023 18:44

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Can anyone ID this fly? Limnophora, maybe? Also, does anyone know why this bubble is bright red? Seen today - 10 August, 2023 - in Scotland.

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I don't have an answer to either question, but I am reminded of a story about a hive of honey bees in New York City who discovered a factory making maraschino cherries. They drank the red juice and came home to make red honey.
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There is also a famous story about bees in France which produced honey of a variety of colours, much to everyone's consternation. It transpired that they were using the waste from the manufacture of M & Ms at a local factory. If you look it up online, there's a good photo of a multicolour honeycomb.

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Posted on 17-09-2023 16:38

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Can anyone help further?

Nikita Vikhrev
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I'd say it is female of Hydrotaea
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
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Posted on 19-09-2023 09:24

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Thank you, Nikita.

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