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Concursus silicernium
("rush to, clash" "funeral feast")

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Specimen #01124, 4/16/2001

Wingspan: 2.5 inches

Composition: Blue niobium wire, sterling silver wire, black copper wire, red copper wire, steel utility blades

Collection site: Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Comments: It's difficult to see in the photo, but this specimen has creepy complicated black mouthparts. The ruby eyes are a startling contrast with the blue and silver... then again, that's true for real bluebottle flies, too.

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