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the picture of the day (potd) is a feature that is automatically updated each day with a featured picture on the english wikipedia. although it is generally scheduled by a small group of regular editors, anyone can contribute. if you have concerns about today's or tomorrow's potd, please post at wikipedia:main page/errors. if you have concerns about an upcoming potd, consider either fixing it yourself or posting at wikipedia talk:picture of the day.

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    The picture of the day (POTD) is a feature that is automatically updated each day with a featured picture on the English Wikipedia. Although it is generally scheduled by a small group of regular editors, anyone can contribute. If you have concerns about today's or tomorrow's POTD, please post at Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors. If you have concerns about an upcoming POTD, consider either fixing it yourself or posting at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day.

    Today's featured picture

    Calliphora vicina

    Calliphora vicina is a species in the family Calliphoridae, the blow flies. The species is particularly important in the field of forensic entomology due to its consistent time of arrival and colonization of the body following death.

    This picture is a macro photograph of the head of a C. vicina fly. The head is dominated by a pair of large compound eyes, each composed of several thousand light-receiving units known as ommatidia, arranged in a hexagonal pattern. The ommatidia are elongated and rod-shaped, and are oriented perpendicular to the surface of the eye; each has its own lens and photoreceptor cells. The brain combines the points of light from each of the ommatidia to form a mosaic image. Also visible in the picture are various bristles, pedipalps and mouthparts.

    Photograph credit: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Laboratory

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