The Cornish Pasty
The Cornish Pasty can
reveal that pasties on the tree
sometimes attract what appears to be a dark coloured fly. This has been
reported many times. Only last year we were sent a
photograph of a fly on a pasty .....
With a little effort on the
camera, we have managed to get a better picture .....
Anyone can see that this is no special fly, in fact he's not a fly at all because he has wing cases! That makes it a beetle. Also, if you look closely, you can see it has red eyes - its a croust beetle!
It has been explained already, on the croust beetle page, that Cornish pasties are resistant to beetle.
So there is another myth destroyed - there is no such thing as the pasty fly.
I sometimes wonder about the things people say about our Cornish pasty .....