Flies have a tendency to be annoying, so one way I’ve found to keep them away is by trying to photograph them. Unfortunately, not even that works all the time. Here’s a look at some of the flies I’ve come across in the past month.
A hoverfly shows off its coordination by walking up two pine needles.
A hoverfly mid-flight. Flies like this one are actually very beneficial for pest control (in the larva stage) and pollination – it’s those pesky house and horse flies that give flies a bad rap.
A hoverfly on a euonymus plant. It won the staring contest.
Flyis uglia. (Please don’t quote me on this one. After all, I’m no entomologist.)
Scatophaga stercoraria – also known as a yellow dung fly, but don’t call it that to its face.
Scatophaga stercoraria looks like it could use a shave.
Eristalinus aeneus. It had very interesting, speckled eyes.
I wonder if flies ever have to deal with eye floaters.
This hoverfly was making sure its hair wasn’t getting messed up from doing fly things.
Okay, so maybe I was bothering these flies more than they were bothering me. Let’s just call it payback.