Face Fly  (two photos)
"Autumn Fly"
Musca autumnalis

face fly
Some flies give all flies a bad name:  I found a bunch of
these flies hanging around a post near some corrals at Garr
 Ranch on Antelope Island. According to Bugguide.net,
these flies drive cattle and horses crazy by hanging around
on their faces feeding on body secretions and by slurping
 up oozes created by horsefly bites.   © Carol Davis 4-26-2013

Musca autumnalism
They apparently like to sunbathe in groups, just
like I found them doing in the photo below.
   Wikipedia has some more information on
 these party guys. © Carol Davis 4-26-2013

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