Discussion in 'Wildlife Corner' started by cindy, Aug 4, 2019.
Flew in and almost growled at me. Any ideas? Does it bite?
What I would call a blow fly. Dont know why, but that's always been our name for them.
From the description I think it's a growl fly.
@pete Blowfly??? Blimey that's what you get with dead bodies. Must be the ex husbands and boyfriends under the patio. Thought it was looking a bit uneven.....one must be trying to escape.....agghhh zombie alert
Started to see some of these blow flies here too, must be the time of year. They are big and noisy but they don't bite.
@JWK are you sure? Im pretty certain I saw a knife and fork tucked under his wing During the night a thought came to me as it so often does, (I try not to think during the day coz it hurts) I think its known as a Horsefly
Yep, heard of horse flies, I think they bite, but not sure.
Horseflies certainly do bite, draw blood, and leave you with a nasty itchy sore lump if you are lucky (and a swollen area/temperature/infected bite if you’re not)... but that isn’t a horsefly...
Horseflys are brown and can give you a nasty bite, you hardly ever find them in houses or urban town gardens.
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