emckean at ENTERACT.COM emckean at ENTERACT.COM
Wed Jun 13 20:19:07 UTC 2001

I know that there is a scene in "The Virgin Suicides" (the book, haven't
seen the movie) where these flies are discussed but I can't recall what
they're called. . .

Erin McKean
editor at

On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Steve Hicks wrote:

> These may be the same critters my wife
> called "Mormon flies."  One of her stories
> was of the time the family car went slipping
> and sliding across the Mississippi River bridge
> at Keokuk in a gooey mass of them on the
> roadway.  The worst part, she said, was lis-
> tening to the "pop" they made when they were
> crushed.
>                                                    Steve Hicks

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