The Scathophagidae is a small family of Muscoidea which are often known as “Dung-flies” although this name is not appropriate except for a few species of the genus Scathophaga which do indeed pass their larval stages in animal dung. The name probably derives from the “Common Yellow Dung-fly”, S. stercoraria, which is one of the most abundant and ubiquitous flies in many parts of the northern hemisphere.
Had to try the new camera in the garden… which was teeming with Spiders. I do like a garden full of Spiders.
My new camera arrived at 08:30 this morning. After a frustrating wait for the battery to charge, I stuck the 50mm on and revelled in the high ISO smoothness. I can confirm that Domino looks cool in 16 megapixels.
Proboscis: The most common usage is to refer to the tubular feeding and sucking organ of certain invertebrates such as insects (e.g., moths and butterflies), worms (including proboscis worms) and gastropod molluscs.
I am thinking about upgrading the Nikon D200. She will stay with me though as, quite frankly, she has been superb. I just want better High ISO performance and dual card slots would be a nice to have. A bump in resolution would definitely help with the macro too.