Arrival of The Daddy Longlegs

Of x2 images. Yep, it is that time of the year you will find these large flies attracted to the house lights, and before you know it you will have these gangly flying insects bouncing manically off your kitchen or bathroom ceilings and walls as you either try to swat them or catch them. I... Continue Reading →

Playing Hide & Seek

This Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax) was quite comical to observe, because it really was quite a shy fly. It was basking on a leaf near my pond, and as I neared it instead of flying off like they do most of the time it crawled behind the leaf and peered out at me. When I... Continue Reading →

Flie Having Fun In The Shade

Click to enlarge ... click again to enlarge even more so and scroll up and down and marvel - as I have - at the intricacies of nature's design, the power and the beauty even in humble flies... July 2019, local field, South Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

Green & Bronze

Click and click again on the image to get that little bit closer … Meet Lucilia sericata, a  brighly polished-looking fly. This one has rather tattered wings. June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

Not For The Fain-Hearted

Feeding time with Calliphora vicina  - Bluebottle Fly. You can see why you don't want them landing in your sugar bowl! Do not click and click again to enlarge! June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

Hoverfly

Click and click again on the image to get that little bit closer … Drone Fly Eristalis tenax, June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

Feeding Time

Click and click again on the image to get that little bit closer … Bluebottle Fly Calliphora vicina June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

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