Haematobosca stimulans


    Length 7 mm. A rather plain brown fly.

    Identification difficulty

    Around cattle on which they feed, and in farm buildings such as milking parlours etc.

    When to see it

    April to October peaking in May and August.

    Life History

    This fly is associated with cattle where it can be a nuisance by biting the animals to feed on their blood.

    UK Status

    It is common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map