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    Water is a necessary component of the blackflies environment because their larvae have an obligatory aquatic stage. The larvae attach to submerged rocks or vegetation where they develop into the adult form of the fly in approximately 8-10 days. The Sumulium fly lives for 4 weeks and can travel several hundred kilometers during its life course (Service et al., 2001). Flight distances of up to 79km over a period of 24 hours have been recorded by the female S. damnosum fly (Thompson, 1976). This allows onchocerciasis to be spread among many different villages. The Simulium adult female bites humans during the day, from dawn to dusk. If the bitten person is infected with onchocerciasis, O. volvulus microfilariae are ingested with the blood and then mature into the infected larvae state in one to three weeks. The infective larvae are then passed on to other people and mature into adult worms when the fly takes another blood meal (CDC, 2013). Thus, the Simulium blackfly acts an intermediate host for the parasite’s life…

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    from here. Fruit Flies. Dozens…

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    Gall Fly Lab Report

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    Determining the affects of natural selection on gall fly (Eurosta) larvae from different predators Ariel O’Neil Biology 1020H Abstract This lab was done with the objective of determining if directional selection causes early larvae death in the gall fly. By first examining the parasitoid wasp and birds predatory actions we can hypothesize and predict the smaller galls will be most likely to survive directional selection. To figure out if this is true or not a large variety of goldenrod galls…

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    The Fly Poem

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    The Fly Vile, repulsive, and yet ultimately benign; this is the life of a fly. In the Poem “The Fly” Karl Shapiro defines the operations of a mundane housefly in exorbitant detail. From searching for a mate to burying maggots in the dermis of a corpse to the fly’s demise, Shapiro holds no stray detail of the fly’s being from the reader. Karl Shapiro utilizes imagery and figurative language to express the underlying beauty and repulsion of an otherwise benign fly. First, Shapiro utilizes…

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    λ Black-billed Magpie Black-billed Magpies, which are easily found of western North America, are social creatures. They often move in congregation and utter various sounds, ranging from trills, cackle, to whistle calls. The body size of the Black-billed Magpies is comparatively larger than jays. Bearing the long tails, large and heavy bills, and short wings, black-billed magpies seem to be cumbersome in flight (See Appendix A). The long tail plays the role of guiding sudden turns. The bird is…

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    Even when the beauty surrounded me, The mosquitos would not forget about the scent, I then looked like a huge walking mosquito bite. The mosquitos gave me what felt like millions of bites even though there were probably at least 50. When the mosquito attached to my arm it felt like a paint brush swiping against my arm. Why do mosquitos and gnats have to be alive? I would be a lot more comfortable hiking right now if they were not living. The mosquitos and gnats were attacking me probably because…

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    Nothing can ruin a sunny afternoon quite like the incessant buzzing of mosquitoes. More than just obnoxious, they can bite you repeatedly, resulting in several days of itching and discomfort. Alabama summers provide the perfect opportunity to spend time outdoors, but many homeowners are kept from doing so by countless, pesky mosquitoes. Since knowledge is power, here is some quick information to help you win the fight against this nuisance. What Types of Mosquitoes Are in Alabama? Thanks to…

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    Sabrina Ginsburg Period 9 In March of 2005, Natural History authors Laura Session and Steven Johnson wrote a descriptive literary article about the Moegistorhynchus longirostris also known as the mega-nosed fly. In this article, this particular sub-type of southern Africa fly was compared to the universally known fabled boy Pinocchio. The comparison was because both Pinocchio and this particular species of fly both have very long noses. While the nose of this fly was overly extended and may…

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    I’ve been terribly busy lately. Hence, why this mini review took so much longer to write. But, I promise myself I had to do it. Blackbird Fly is a very difficult story to read. It is not because it is poorly written, or in any way that you think, but because it challenges me as a person. The protagonist of the story, Apple is much more than a character I could relate with. A Filipino main character who migrated in US at an early age, is currently having a mid-life crisis figuring herself out.…

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    Therefore, I believe that the best answer, is the gray answer. As E. M. Forster described “Lord of the Flies” in the foreword included in the edition of “Lord of the Flies” that we read, Ralph could be likened to democracy, and appears to be highlighted as the “white”, the purity, the epitome of sanity and civilization. In contrast, Jack is symbolic of fascism, dictatorship, militarization and bloodshed, and a most clear “black” character. Yet, William Golding does not mention the gray, however,…

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