Red-eyed fly

These guys always freak me out a little bit. I know they’re incredibly useful in the clean-up of dead and decaying animals. But those blood-red eyes and the knowledge that they lay their eggs in decaying flesh combines to make the flesh fly seem rather creepy to me.

Flesh Fly

3 Responses to “Flesh Fly”


  1. 1 Abraham Lincoln

    Yep. It is a fine old flesh fly. They are important creatures. I think I just posted another Green Bottle Fly. I call them my garden jewels.

  2. 2 Robert Croma

    What an incredible shot! Absolutely love it.

  3. 3 jay dedman

    usually those flies are difficult to approach. i loves the dark tones on the bark.

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