A truffle fly: a telltale sign of the presence of truffles nearby, Puget-Theniers, France 09 February 2011. Females of this species, heavy with eggs, are drawn to the smell of truffles underground. They bury themselves to lay their eggs where their larvae will feed on the truffle. Truffle hunters can recognise this particular fly by its colour, shape and flight. Before he trained his dog, Max George hunted for truffles this way ('a la mouche'): closely observing the ground and tapping it with a stick to disturb any truffle flies.
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A truffle fly: a telltale sign of the presence of truffles nearby, Puget-Theniers, France 09 February 2011. Females of this species, heavy with eggs, are drawn to the smell of truffles underground. They bury themselves to lay their eggs where their larvae will feed on the truffle. Truffle hunters can recognise this particular fly by its colour, shape and flight. Before he trained his dog, Max George hunted for truffles this way ('a la mouche'): closely observing the ground and tapping it with...
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