Species: Housefly - unnamed 1 (Coenosia tigrina)

Family: House flies (MUSCIDAE)

Category: Insects (Other)

Location: Widespread

A. Insects (Other)

More extensive information on insects can be found in a separate blog post.

B. House flies (MUSCIDAE)

Houseflies are commonly associated with people and can be found where they dwell, even in the Arctic. They are grey to black, have bristly thoraxes and red eyes.

Adult houseflies have short lives of no more than a month or so. They can hibernate through our winter months.

C. Housefly - unnamed 1 (Coenosia tigrina)

This is a small fly, no longer than 6 or 7 millimetres, that has clearly-visible bristles on its thorax and hind tibia. It's widespread in Britain and predates smaller insects.

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Housefly - unnamed 1

This small housefly has clearly-visible bristles on its thorax and hind tibia.