(updated 03/27/20)

So here’s how this newsletter’s bug representative came into play–
        In a hurry to finish the newsletter and with no bug coming to mind, Spouse of Farmer Tom scrambled outside on a mission–the first bug seen will be this issue’s specialty.  Sorry, folks, it just happened to be a fly in case you can’t quite recognize the insect pictured below.
                        (not one of my better shots, I confess)

The House Fly  

This small fly was sunbathing briefly on The Veggie Stand’s door just eager (and available) for a photo session.

         *  Some facts about House Flies:

—  They live an average of 21 days and take on various shapes throughout their short lives; 

— A female can lay up to 600 eggs in her short lifetime; 

— They can see almost 360 ° at once; 

—  They have claws and pads on their feet to enable them to cling to smooth surfaces; 

—  Their mouths absorb food like a sponge;

—  Flies have inspired the design of miniature flying robots.   

Although these insects have a certain amount of purpose such as food sources for various critters and ridding us of decaying matter, they have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease-causing germs.  They hang out in the filthiest places and that’s the reason many years ago I indicated to a friend “If I were a fly, I would have to wear boots!”  Since I cannot locate the sketch she created of me as a fly wearing boots (and I really searched my files; it’s a great sketch), I’ll leave that to your imagination. 

In my small universe, I consider this a  BAD BUG



Facts taken from on-line “Pest World for Kids”