CLOSED: Disgusting giant fly

Floresville, TX(Zone 9a)

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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Floresville, TX(Zone 9a)

Here's another larger picture.

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Floresville, TX(Zone 9a)

One more.

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Brooksville, FL(Zone 9a)

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

:-)

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

Actually he is a good fly, a tachinid fly.

Floresville, TX(Zone 9a)

Thanks Cala:-) They can have all the passiflora eating caterpillars they want.

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

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.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil(Zone 11)

Is that one of those chewing, blood sucker flies?

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

No, these are not blood suckers. They lay their eggs on caterpillars. The adults eat nectar I think.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil(Zone 11)

Oh... so they would be welcome in my garden, if I ever have one.

Carlisle, PA(Zone 6b)

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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