The radioactive fallout resulting from the Great War mutated the tiny blowfly into the larger bloatfly menace that is potentially lethal at a substantial range. They can be found all over the Commonwealth.
The standard bloatfly is covered in a green and brown carapace. It prefers to attack at long range, using its own larva (each of which sports a wicked dart-like spine) launched from the abdomen. An individual fly's supply of larvae is seemingly inexhaustible, and unless evaded or eliminated, the creature will pursue a target relentlessly. Bloatflies typically live in small groups of two to four individuals but can be encountered on their own. Despite the increased size, they have no difficulty staying airborne.
Bloatflies in the Commonwealth will crawl on surfaces and display more aggression than their counterparts in other wastelands. Although they generally prefer a longer range to attack from, they will often fly very close to their target, which usually results in them doing more damage. They are almost always found in groups and can become an annoyance due to their evasive movements when aiming at them. They tend to stay near bodies of water and swampland, often accompanied by bloodbugs or stingwings.
These are one of the most common types of insect one will encounter at lower levels. They are usually found in groups of up top three and will only prove a real challenge to the already weakened or those at an environmental disadvantage.
A slightly stronger variation than their standard counterpart and are usually seen as part of a group, although they can sometimes be seen with other creatures such as stingwings or bloodbugs. Their distinguishing feature is a considerably darker carapace.
Glowing bloatflies are a hardier variant whose body emits a green glow caused by massive radiation exposure. Upon death a glowing bloatfly will explode with irradiated matter causing radiation damage to nearby life forms and may even damage and irradiate nearby crops giving them a radioactive glow.