#Day64 of #100DaysofNature

Hi everybody,

It’s Monday once again, I know I know!! it comes around too quick lol!

I have started to notice the garden is now becoming emptier and emptier and making this challenge a lot more difficult. This will be down to the seasons changing and to be fair I thought it would of happened a lot sooner than this.

Whilst investigating the garden today I noticed this little nest or web carefully constructed in between a curled up leaf, it had a little entrance at the front. I have no idea what has made it but I will be checking it daily to see if I can spot anything.

Today for #Day64 I have, I think, A Fuit Fly, Drosophila melanogaster.Drosophila melanogaster is a species of Fly (the taxonomic order Diptera) in the family Drosophilidae. The species is known generally as the common fruit fly or vinegar fly.

Wildtype fruit flies are yellow-brown, with brick red eyes and transverse black rings across the abdomen. They exhibit sexual dimorphism: females are about 2.5 millimeters (0.098 in) long; males are slightly smaller with darker backs. Males are easily distinguished from females based on colour differences, with a distinct black patch at the abdomen, less noticeable in recently emerged flies (see fig.), and the sexcombs (a row of dark bristles on the tarsus of the first leg). Furthermore, males have a cluster of spiky hairs (claspers) surrounding the reproducing parts used to attach to the female during mating. There are extensive images at FlyBase. (Source wiki )

Enjoy

Matt

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