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Why are there no bluebottle flies of a night time?

15 replies

thegoodnameshadgone · 24/07/2017 20:44

Anyone know the answer? Not really aibu posting for traffic really but where do they all go?

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Punkatheart · 24/07/2017 20:46

Clubbing. Grin

TheProdigalRhubarb · 24/07/2017 20:46

They sit down and go to sleep.

Punkatheart · 24/07/2017 21:18

...or maybe they spend time on the web?

Weebitty · 24/07/2017 21:19

possible... bats eat flies etc so maybe they hide!

thegoodnameshadgone · 24/07/2017 21:24

They must hide really well lol

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Punkatheart · 24/07/2017 22:01

Got it - they dress up as moths!

Lupinhere37 · 24/07/2017 22:40

I've got two in my sitting room right now. The dogs are chasing them, as I've given up!

Pivoine · 25/07/2017 02:32

They go to bed at noon get, apparently: www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/science/07qna.html

Pivoine · 25/07/2017 02:34

That was supposed to say: 'they go to bed at night, apparently' .

My auto correct appears to believe they are nappers.

GrumpetLikesCrumpets · 25/07/2017 02:42

Insects are cold blooded and need heat from the sun to provide energy to move/fly. They will be resting in nooks and crannies. Insects, such as mosquitoes, which do fly at night can only do so because it is warm.HTH

mummmy2017 · 25/07/2017 07:14

“As the day turns to dusk, flies take refuge under leaves and branches, on twigs and tree trunks, on the stems of tall grass and other plants,” Dr. Grimaldi said. “They typically will not overnight on the ground.

“Light/dark cycles are the primary determinant in flight times of flies,” Dr. Grimaldi said, “affected a bit by temperature.”

Seems they don't have lights, so can't fly at night. as can't see.

JustDontGetItAtAll · 25/07/2017 08:25

They're all in my house

JustDontGetItAtAll · 25/07/2017 08:28

Seriously though, the other night I had a whole family of them hovering around my Orla Kiely Lampshade. My blood pressure was through the roof. Every time I thought I'd wiped the last one out....


Bzzzzzzzzzzzz another one would triumphantly appear from behind my end table 😱😳

TheProdigalRhubarb · 25/07/2017 13:28

I've noticed that when I turn the lights off in the kids' rooms, the flies all immediately leave the room and transfer to the landing.

Branleuse · 25/07/2017 13:34

they go sleepybyes

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