My fly is bigger than your fly

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I couldn't help it - this is the mother of the mother of all flies about 20mm/0.8" long. I found this female Coenomyia ferruginea a few weeks ago on a protected piece of tall grass prairie South of Winnipeg. It doesn't seem to have an English name, but in German the family is called Stinkfliegen or stink flies.

Cheers,

Larry


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Thanks everyone. I looked up Mydas flies. They are truly huge. I think this thing must approach them for mass though - much heavier build. I wonder if it can actually fly?

Larry
 
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Really beautiful shot. Nice color, gorgeous focus, nice sat, comp as good as you can get considering the subject -

But I still got the willies looking at it. I heard you had some big flying bugs up there in Canada, but JEEZ, eh?
 
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Thanks, Guys

This fly isn't a biter so no fear! The deer flies and horse flies are bad enough up here without something this size wanting to take a chunk out of you. Given the wing length and body size, I've been wondering if it can get off the ground. The males are considerably smaller and more svelte.

Larry
 

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