I have no idea which Order Diptera critter layed eggs on this bloom. I swear that as of last night the bud was still sealed tight. Those maggots had to hatch within hours. I have not noticed the pollinators but judging from the odor I would guess Blow Fly. We can smell the single bloom from several feet away.
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Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
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