Identify a fly

I have a load of flies living in my tulips. Does anyone know what kind of flies they are, and whether they're a pest to flowers?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,741

    Maybe something like this one

    http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/neuroctena-anilis

    or maybe dung flies. I don't think they are anything to worry about.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Nothing to worry about ...... they help to break down rotting organic stuff and they are pollinators too image They're friends image

  • TomskTomsk Posts: 204

    Thanks for the replies. Glad to know they won't lay eggs in bulbs and kill them or anything. Not sure what they're living on since there's not any rotting stuff at the moment, but they're welcome to stay.

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