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Offline quentin

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« on: May 29, 2016, 19:05 PM »
Does anyone know what this Robber Fly has protruding from it's abdomen? Could it be some sort of egg? It looks a bit like intestine but I don't imagine flies have much in the way of intestines. Incidentally it was already dead (in a swimming pool) when I found it.

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 19:39 PM »
What a great picture! I suppose it could be a parasite but I think that its guts exploded out whilst in the water or maybe some other trauma?.... Look forward to hearing other peoples take on this.
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