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Fleshfly
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General Information
Universe The Elder Scrolls
Species Type Fly
Homeworld Nirn
Environment Black Marsh, Tamriel
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Average Length Size of a small sand grain
Average Wingspan Twice their length (presumed)
Locomotion Powered flight
Feeding Behavior Carnivore
Prey Humans, Horses
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Organization Swarms
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Nirn
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Ecdysozoa
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexapoda
Class Insecta
Subclass Pterygota
Infraclass Neoptera
Superorder Panorpida
Order Diptera
Other Information
Status Least Concern

"Fleshflies? You mean, they eat human flesh?"
— Decumus Scotti


Fleshflies are swarming flies indigenous to Black Marsh, a province of the Empire on the continent of Tamriel, on the planet of Nirn. They have blood-red bodies and are as big as a small grain of sand. Natives of the province, such as the Argonians, had apparently evolved to dissuade the insects from biting them (this may explain an Argonian's tough hide); however, unfortunately for the Imperials the insects would not hold back on foreigners, proving themselves to be particularly troublesome during the years of Imperial expansion. Fleshflies attacked not only humans but also their horses, as they consume flesh, doing so by quickly swarming their prey. So large were these swarms that they could easily cover entire body parts.

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