Good morning to everyone! Things are a little different this morning, but since I am out shopping, or will be shortly, I thought this might be a good way to do things. Today we have a real pest insect, especially if you enjoy walking through the woods this time of the year. And suddenly there is a fly buzzing around your head and you know right away what it is, the deer fly. They do come in a few different shades of color and different wing patterns, but they are all deer flies, and when they bite, it is quite noticeable.
For a fly that is not really too big, they sure take a big chunk of skin off a person! I know that horse flies are worse for biting, and bigger, but they are not as pesty as these, at least not up here. Except of course closer to water areas, like beaches. I never see any by the river, though they do show up along the path. This one decided to bite me while I was taking a picture of butterfly. I missed the butterfly but got this fly instead. Only the females bite, the males spend their days feasting on nectar and pollen. Have a great day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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