Ewww what is this?

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  1. ThePlantAssassin

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    Flew in and almost growled at me. Any ideas? Does it bite?20190804_135136.jpg
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    What I would call a blow fly.:biggrin:
    Dont know why, but that's always been our name for them.:smile:
     
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    From the description I think it's a growl fly. :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
     
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      @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 :yikes:
       
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        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.
         
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          @JWK are you sure? Im pretty certain I saw a knife and fork tucked under his wing :heehee:
          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
           
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            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            Yep, heard of horse flies, I think they bite, but not sure.
             
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            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...
             
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              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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