Jump to content
Complete France Forum

Hopping flies


Recommended Posts

Could anyone please identify the rather large fly-like creatures which I have begun to find in the house? They are large, black and appear to be flattish in shape. Their legs stick out sideways in a pronounced fashion and they have wings. I have not seen them fly however; they hop as if on springs when I approach them. I have not seen them before this year and only come upon them as single creatures when I enter a room at night or in the morning and snap on the light. They are about 1 cm in width and about half that from floor to the tops of their backs. They are matt black with no shiny bits on them and are soundless as far as I know.

Are they harmless? What are they please?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 3 weeks later...
That's it! Sorry, I got very busy and also I couldn't catch one; they are very quick. However my husband caught one under a glass and we were able to get a good look. Not seen them before. Good to know what they are and that they are harmless. Many thanks Sid and Clair.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...