Looking At Insects. #5 Fly.

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.

ยฉ2022 Steve McLeod.

237 Comments on “Looking At Insects. #5 Fly.

  1. Looks similar to the house fly i kill everyday on this season ๐Ÿ˜‚. But if it takes a small patch of skin, we should be more careful with these around. Hope u are safe from this, btw what it is doing on your skin ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‘ Stay safe ,๐Ÿ™‚Have a good day, ๐Ÿคฉ Happy Shopping. โ˜บ๏ธ

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    • It was just helping herself to my blood!๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜„ I didn’t even know she was on me until I stood up.๐Ÿค” Sadly she did not get to enjoy her meal for long, she had an untimely death.๐Ÿ™„ Now I have an itchy spot to deal with!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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      • Untimely murder, isn’t it right ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคฃyou should have given the fly a nice treat ๐Ÿคช. The itchy spot ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜Šummm a little more detail would help me imagine ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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      • No, no, it was accidental.๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜ผ She just didn’t get out of the way of my thumb, deciding to take a chance instead which resulted in accidental suicide. So you see, it’s not my fault.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น

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      • Accidental suicide ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ that’s nice๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… and yes or l it’s not your fault๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช

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  2. Watch out for the swarms of those deer flies!!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฒ They’ll pick you up fly you out into the river!!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Have a great day!!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  3. Never heard about a deer fly…good info and pic of the deer fly…enjoy the rest of your day ! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ป

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    • Thanks so much! Have a good quiet night!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒœ๐Ÿฅฑ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ดโ›ˆ๏ธโ›ˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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