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After a walk in the new forest, found this fly in car then house. Landed on necks seemingly silently.
After some research, I think it's a Forest Fly: Hippobosca equina
http://www.lefourquet.net/newsletters/0907flatfly.html - describes its behaviour well
The eerie things about it were: it appeared on us (usually necks) without detection; it seemed to bounce back when brushed off (once into my daughters eye); it was remarkably hard to kill (apparently due yo it's rubbery exoskeleton