Big, fat fly
Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 6:56 PM
October….about a month after Hurricane Ike. North Houston. We live in a densely wooded area. This big boy flew in my front door. At first I thought it was one of those large hornets b/c the buzz of his wings was so loud. He flew about clumsily, then finally flew out the back door.
I didn’t get too close but it looked to be mostly black, some white, maybe a little fuzzy….about the size of a small grape. Am curious to know the name to find out if it’s common to the area, or perhaps blew in from elsewhere with the recent storm.
Houston, Texas (north)
This is a Bot Fly. The larva is an internal parasite that usually parasitizes rodents.