The Strange Fly
As I have mentioned before Hodmandod Senior is a lark (rather than an owl).
It is said that the early bird catches the worm. I have to report that this morning the early bird also caught the strange fly with the transparent abdomen. He thoughtfully took this picture of it for when the owls emerged from their slumber mid-morning.
It would be interesting to have a transparent abdomen. You could watch your food being slowly digested. The peristaltic movement would be as mesmerising as watching clothes tumble around in the washing machine (or is that just me?). People of all ages would go round baring their midriffs and the most affluent would show off their wealth by making sure they went out after lunch when their expensive food was still quite recognisable in their stomachs...