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Types of Flies

Created by on 11 Apr 2012 11:04 AM in Guide to Fly Control

Blue and Black Blow Files

The adult Blue Blow Flies have a dull-colored thorax and a shiny metallic blue-green abdomen. They are about 5/16” long. The head is grey with large red eyes, black sides, and reddish beard. The thorax is dark grey. The legs are dark grey... Learn More

Deer and Horse Flies

Tabanidae include both Deer Flies and Horse Flies. Deer Flies are smaller than Horse Flies (1/2” long). Their wings are tinted smoky brown or have dark patterns. Their thorax is greenish-yellow with dark stripes. The eyes touch each other on... Learn More

Dung and Black Flies

There are many kinds of Dung Flies but the most striking is the yellow Dung Fly. This bright yellow, hairy fly is about 3/8” in length. It has dark bristles on long slender legs.Dung Flies breed in cow, horse, pig, and sheep dung. The larvae... Learn More

Flesh and Green Bottle Flies

Adult Flesh Flies are greyish with 3 black stripes running the length of the top surface of the thorax (just behind the head). They have a light and dark checkerboard pattern on the abdomen and are about ½” long. Flesh Flies are similar to Blow Flies... Learn More

Horn and Face Flies

Adult Horn Flies are slender, 3/16” long and are about 1/2 the size of a typical House Fly. They are charcoal gray in color, with 2 dark stripes on the thorax, and a few diffuse spots on the top of the abdomen. They have an extended, piercing proboscis... Learn More


Floodwater Mosquitoes have pointed abdomens, Semi-Permanent Mosquitoes have rounded ones. Mosquitoes are an annoyances for many and a little “skeeter” savvy can go a long way to reducing the problem on your property. Like pest flies... Learn More

The Biting Stable Fly

Stable Flies resemble House Flies with their dull appearance and their 4 dark stripes on the upper body. These flies are 3/16”-5/16” long. The abdomen has dark spots. “Checkerboard” markings are obvious on the topside of the abdomen... Learn More

The Bot Fly

Most horses in the U.S. are infested with one to three different species of Bot Flies sometime during the year. Bots may damage horses directly and indirectly, the adults resemble a honey bee and may cause some horses to... Learn More

The Cluster Fly

Cluster Flies closely resemble House Flies, but they are usually larger (3/8"-1/2") and have a yellowish sheen on the thorax. With a mostly black body, their thoracic hairs are short, curly, and yellow to golden. They have tufts of crinkly yellow... Learn More

The House Fly

House Flies are 3/16”-5/16” in length and black with 4 dark stripes on the thorax. The abdomen is greyish or yellowish at the sides and has a dark stripe down the middle. These flies have fleshy sponging mouthparts and do not bite. The eyes are... Learn More