Giant Fly
Giant fly and maggot
Type Vermin
CR 1
Environment Temperate
Tropical marshes

Source: Pathfinder 8: Seven Days to the Grave, pg(s). 84-85

Giant flies, unlike their lesser cousins, are voracious predators capable of bringing down large prey. Mindless in their pursuit of sustenance, these monstrous vermin attack anything they perceive as food.[1]

Appearance Edit

Giant flies reach sizes up to 7 feet in length. However, if not for their size they could be mistaken for common gadflies. Their bodies are covered in short black fur and they perceive the world through large, multifaceted eyes.[1][2]

Giant maggots, the larval stage of this vermin, grow and attain similar lengths before emerging as adults. These young, white in color, possess mouths filled with rows of ridges capable of overcoming even toughened and durable flesh. Like the adults, giant maggots are active predators.[1][2]

Abilities Edit

Giant flies and their young are capable physical predators. In addition, they often carry diseases which can be passed on to other creatures.[2]

Ecology Edit

Mindless in their motivation, giant flies instinctually live to feed and breed. Giant maggots hatch in clutches of hundreds, and reach maturity over a length of two to three weeks. They can be found in areas of large-scale decay and disease, including some of the more inhospitable regions of the Outer Planes.[1]

Variant Giant Flies Edit

As seen among their lesser cousins, variants of the basic giant fly do exist.[1]

Giant Housefly Edit
In many ways similar to the more common variety of giant fly, giant house flies feed by dissolving food in acid before ingesting what remains.[1]
Giant Hoverfly Edit
Similar to giant bees or wasps in appearance, giant hoverflies possess a greater ability to control their motion while in flight than that of other varieties.[1]
Giant Tsetse Fly Edit
Found primarily in tropical regions, giant tsetse flies resemble bloated mosquitoes. Their bites are known to transmit sleeping sickness to those who survive such an attack.[1]

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