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A hairy fly that lays its eggs in fresh dung.
- ‘Apart from the spark of daphnia the trout's menu further ignites in May to include insects like the cow dung fly, hawthorn fly, mayfly and the more prolific olive and sedge hatches.’
- ‘Other flies found on the poultry establishment include soldier flies, small dung flies, fruit flies and rat-tailed maggots.’
- ‘Experimental studies on giant waterbugs and dung flies have shown that costs of copulation alone can reduce male lifespan, which presumably constraints male mating success.’
- ‘Also, adult size strongly depends on juvenile nutrition in most organisms, including yellow dung flies, and this is why large size has been used as a trait indicating good condition in several sexual selection studies.’
- ‘The yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria (L.; Diptera: Scathophagidae; sometimes Scatophaga), occurs in north-temperate regions of the Old and the New World.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.