All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

Yes, I know this is a gross picture, but it shows the important role that flies play in the recycling of dead animals. Without the help of fly maggots, it would take much longer for bacteria and fungi to decompose carrion, such as this roadkill raccoon...
Yes, I know this is a gross picture, but it shows the important role that flies play in the recycling of dead animals. Without the help of fly maggots, it would take much longer for bacteria and fungi to decompose carrion, such as this roadkill raccoon. Flies, their larvae and pupae have been used in identifying the time of death in homicide cases because timing of their metamorphosis is so well understood.

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