The Hovering Ornidia Obesa

Ever since childhood, I’ve come across a greenish looking fly hovering in mid air. When you walk by, it will move away, but it will return to the almost exact spot where it was hovering.

This fly – the Ornidia Obesa (Fabricius), is a metallic hoverfly; it is also called the green hoverfly. Ornidia obesaThe green hoverfly is known to breed in semi-liquid waste, and urine polluted areas; you will find them hovering near garbage, animal dung and even in public bathrooms. This fly is known for carrying bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella and Mycobacterium. Ornidia obesa

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