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do you know where a good place to find scientific illustrations of flies would be? specifically their faces? I am making an art piece and I need some good refs to use — Asked by cicadachirps

That’s…very specific?

Outside of Wikimedia Commons, I can’t find a good source for scientific illustrations of their faces, but if you have a solid internet connection, there’s always the CSIRO fly atlas, at least for, like, houseflies. Wait for the lens to load up and click on Calyptrate, and click on “anterior” after the lens loads again.

There’s almost certainly something at Diptera.info, but I don’t really wanna go through allllll the damn flies. THERE ARE TOO MANY FLIES.

1939 WPA Posters for the Improvement of Public Health

While the flies were a visible and tangible problem when one did not have an outhouse or latrine installed, the real danger, as I stated before, was from hookworm infection, and the subsequent destruction of the productivity of those afflicted. To be sure, dysentery and cholera spread by flies were serious dangers. However, they presented themselves in a most obvious fashion, and medical care could then be given. Hookworm? Well, if you don’t know you have something, you probably aren’t going to go to the doctor just cause you’re feeling tired and run down, especially if that’s the only way you’ve felt your entire life.

Posters from Library of Congress Archives: For the People, By the People WPA Project.