Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The housefly - musca domestica, sunbathes on a raspberry leaf.

The house fly -   ( musca domestica)  is the most common of all domestic flies, and the most widely distributed of all insects. It can carry serious diseases, has one pair of wings, and the female is slightly larger than the male.  Houseflies are  believed to have evolved some  65 million years  ago  and probably owe their  worldwide dispersal to co-migration with humans.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Three French roses and a daisy, painting by Tessa Bennett.

Three pink roses and a daisy, drawn and painted in France from life. The 19th century pottery jug with mauve and silver decoration is probably Scottish.