True Flies are an ancient group and were probably among the first pollinators of early flowering plants. Although often ignored, flies can be important pollinators and there are around 7000 known species of flies known in the UK. Importantly, there would be no chocolate without flies as the cocoa tree is pollinated by midges from the fly family. Flies don’t sting but some (e.g., horse flies) can have a painful bite!
Some can look a bit like wasps but flies have one pair of wings and wasps have two. Flies also have very large eyes compared to their head size. Also, their head is usually large compared to their body and they don’t have a clearly defined waist like wasps.Record a sighting