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House Flies?

Observed: 1st January 2001 By: V Coggin
Description:

This is an observation I made some 15 years ago in South London so I hope you will forgive the lack of a photo.
While taking down some velvet curtains for cleaning I was somewhat horrified to find a colony of large flies, the like of which I had never seen before or since.
They were the size of green/blue bottles, and had very large round pads or suckers for feet. They were all light green in colour though not iridescent and their wings were all far too small to enable them to fly.
Any ideas please?

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Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

Tricky!

There are a lot of species, and your memory (no offence intended, I'm using my own as a guide!) of 15 years back may be a bit unreliable.
Have a look at -
http://diptera.myspecies.info/diptera/content/flies-%E2%80%93pollinators...
It has lots of links to other sites, and if you browse around, you may find something you recall.