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Big Hairy Fly

I think this fly may be a tachinidae.  I just call it a big hairy fly.

Big Hairy Fly

I think this fly may be a tachinidae.  I just call it a big hairy fly.

comments (25)

That's amazing Mary.
Mary MacADNski: Worth a close look?
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2013, 01:04
Wow! Brilliant shot of a big hairy fly smile Wonderful!
Mary MacADNski: Thanks for that.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Sep 2013, 01:10
He seems to be bristling with attitude, Mary.

Excellent!
Mary MacADNski: His hairs are definitely bristles.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Sep 2013, 04:36
Hairy indeed, ready for the winter. Great macro!!!
Mary MacADNski: S/he was big too.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Sep 2013, 06:35
Good to see what big hairy flies really look like, Mary - this is a superb close-up
Mary MacADNski: Thank you, Lisl. I know nothing about the fly but what a beast he was.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Sep 2013, 06:56
Big hairy fly is good enough for me - a fine shot!
Mary MacADNski: Thanks , Chris.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: Where the sun rises first in England
  • 19 Sep 2013, 07:05
Guys who tend to hang around in pubs all day long are called 'bar flies'. They were pretty disreputable and grizzly looking characters. This 'big hairy fly sums them up.

An amazing close up Mary.
Mary MacADNski: Like mountain men and desert rats, bar flies have their reputations.
  • Chad (Ridge)
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 19 Sep 2013, 08:46
I have not seen one of these before Mary, well not this close at least. Fascinating shot.
Mary MacADNski: S/he was visiting flowers before he landed on the wood.
Now that's one hairy fella... sporting the spiky look.
Mary MacADNski: Needs a makeover perhaps.
Great shot, Mary. He's quite scary like something out of a horror film.
Mary MacADNski: Since he had been visiting flowers before he landed on the wood, I had deemed him a bit cultured.
I have seen your spiders, too -perhaps one will eat this fly?
Mary MacADNski: That might happen.
Good picture of not the most pleasant looking of creatures.
Mary MacADNski: Since he had been visiting flowers before he landed on the wood, I had deemed him a bit cultured.
A very punk looking fly, nicely captured.
Mary MacADNski: S/he was visiting flowers just befor this; a cultured punk at least.
I hope I never meet one...
Mary MacADNski: He was big but visited flowers before landing on the wood.
Excellent macro shot Mary!
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Richard. I got two and was pleased.
That just about sums it up! Dreadful looking insect!
Mary MacADNski: I couldn't believe it when I saw it. It was very large for a fly.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 20 Sep 2013, 01:27
Well captured, Mary. He sure is hairy.
Mary MacADNski: Hairy and very large for a fly.
Well he's a Big Harry Fly through your lens Mary... great macro....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: He was much larger than a house fly and going from flower to flower more like a bee or hornet.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Sep 2013, 07:30
I wouldn't want him anywhere near me, Mary!!!
Mary MacADNski: I've never seen one so huge ...or ugly. Don't care to again but glad I got a record of one.
big hairy fly works for me, as it gives out pretty much most of the necessary info. excellent pov on this one
Mary MacADNski: Thanks. It's always hard to get these right.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Sep 2013, 11:22
Yes, very hairy - a very impressive macro photo! He/she appears to be very quick (tachys).
Mary MacADNski: She was more like a hornet or fast bee that a fly. Very astute of you to notice.
This is superb Mary, fantastic detail!
Mary MacADNski: Thank you, |Martin. I was pleased with it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Sep 2013, 12:34
Definitely hairy smile And if that is a step in front of your house, it will be huge and hairy smile Great detail.
Mary MacADNski: It was at my house. I've never seen one so huge ...or ugly. Don't care to again but glad I got a record of one.
Excellent macro! This is about the scariest looking fly I've seen, Mary. Had no idea the Island grew them like this. smile
Mary MacADNski: I've never seen one so huge ...or ugly. Don't care to again but glad I got a record of one.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2013, 20:05
Oh wow! Now I wind flies revolting things normally but this ones like very comical; almost like its tip-toeing along.
Mary MacADNski: It was moving into the flowers more like a bee or wasp than a house fly and was much larger. I've never seen one so huge ...or ugly. Don't care to again but glad I got a record of one.

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