« Longhorn Beetle | Main | Rust Fly »

Cluster Flies

A female cluster fly, Pollenia sp. (Diptera: Calliphoridae).  The gold hairs on the thorax wear off with time, and you sometimes come across individuals in which the thorax is completely black.

The following is a male cluster fly, probably of the same species:

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-07-20 (the female) and 2010-07-18 (the male).

Reader Comments (1)

Great quality close-ups!

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.