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#1 2012-01-17 00:08:00

NeilF
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Name: NFrankum
Registered: 2010-04-18
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Flies in the news

Just spotted this on the Yahoo News home page.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/beyonce-gets-f … 57475.html

Certainly a different way to get publicity for horsefly research!

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#2 2012-01-19 17:49:10

Judy Webb
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Name: Judith Webb
Registered: 2008-02-21
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Re: Flies in the news

So it's Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae .  Is the official common name 'Golden booty horsefly or 'Gold Bum fly'I wonder?  I'm busy thinking up common names for some of my favourite flies, so this is all very interesting!
Judy

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#3 2012-01-23 13:53:21

oceanlis2000
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Registered: 2010-07-12
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Re: Flies in the news

What a privilege! a nice looking fly too and certainly important for the pollination of our wild flowers- more common names needed- a competition!

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