Diptera 22728

Diptera  22728

Observation - Diptera 22728 - UK and Ireland. Description: Not the Stinkhorn - but the Diptera in the image being attracted to it. The odour from the spore-covered gleba of the fruiting body attracts several species of fly, principally Polietes lardaria, Phaonia subventa, Calliphora vomitoria, Calliphora vicina,

Not the Stinkhorn - but the Diptera in the image being attracted to it. The odour from the spore-covered gleba of the fruiting body attracts several species of fly, principally Polietes lardaria, Phaonia subventa, Calliphora vomitoria, Calliphora vicina, Lucilia caesar and Lucilia sericata. It is also fopund that flies feeding on the jelly of thsi fungi defacate more often and libertae spores more efficiently !!!!