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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Disgusting giant fly

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Indigoez
Floresville, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2004
7:11 PM

Post #1052533

I caught this huge, nasty looking fly yesterday on a trumpet vine flower, and after a trip to the refrigerator, it was quite a cooperative subject hehe.

The first pic is to show how big it is in comparison to my finger, pretty big for a fly.

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Indigoez
Floresville, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2004
7:13 PM

Post #1052536

Here's another larger picture.

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Indigoez
Floresville, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2004
7:15 PM

Post #1052539

One more.

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onalee
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2004
7:30 PM

Post #1052563

Geez - I don't need any flies like that! We have plenty of the little biting ones here, don't need giant ones!

:-)
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

September 16, 2004
8:22 PM

Post #1052630

Actually he is a good fly, a tachinid fly.
Indigoez
Floresville, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2004
8:46 PM

Post #1052669

Thanks Cala:-) They can have all the passiflora eating caterpillars they want.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

September 16, 2004
9:45 PM

Post #1052781

Indigoez are the cats eating your passifloras to little nubs like they did mine? Incense couldnt' even grow fast enough to stay ahead of the cats! Lady Margaret seems to be holding her own now though.
Monocromatico
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
(Zone 11)


September 16, 2004
11:26 PM

Post #1052900

Is that one of those chewing, blood sucker flies?
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

September 17, 2004
4:43 PM

Post #1053932

No, these are not blood suckers. They lay their eggs on caterpillars. The adults eat nectar I think.
Monocromatico
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
(Zone 11)


September 17, 2004
7:23 PM

Post #1054166

Oh... so they would be welcome in my garden, if I ever have one.
Buttoneer
Carlisle, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2004
2:04 AM

Post #1056139

If it wouldn't be so big & hairy, it wouldn't be disgusting. It is probably very handsome to a fly of the opposite gender. LOL.

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