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All true flies, enter here. If you have spotted a fly (Order: Diptera), please add it to this mission so all can appreciate the diversity and beauty that is the fly! Diptera means two wings. The common names of the members of this order (Diptera) are written as two words: Crane fly, Robber fly, Bee fly, Moth fly, Fruit fly, etc. There are also Midges, Mosquitoes, and Gnats in this order. Sign in to join mission

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Flies are everywhere and quite frankly, I think they get a bad rap! Yes some can eat disgusting things, annoy you while you're eating, damage crops and transmit diseases but they also help with forensic and genetic science, pollination, and act as weed biocontrol agents. Many are quite beautiful and have a large variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Some have an amazing ability to mimic bees, wasps and mosquitoes. Others just hold their own. I hope people take a good look at the diversity of flies and appreciate all that they are! :)


Lat: 33.15 Long: -117.07

Recent Spottings

Awl Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Awl Fly
Syrphid Fly Machi 2 0 Syrphid Fly
Fruit Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Fruit Fly
Lauxaniid Fly LaurenZarate 2 0 Lauxaniid Fly
Lauxaniid Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Lauxaniid Fly
Black Hover Fly Michael Strydom 1 0 Black Hover Fly
Bee Fly CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Bee Fly
Flesh Fly LaurenZarate 2 0 Flesh Fly
Black Scavanger Flies Michael Strydom 1 0 Black Scavanger Flies
Northern House Mosquito Christine Y. 1 0 Northern House Mosquito
Crane Flies mating LaurenZarate 2 0 Crane Flies mating
Stiletto Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Stiletto Fly
Silt-Legged Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Silt-Legged Fly
Tachinid Fly LaurenZarate 2 0 Tachinid Fly
Small Flower Feeding Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Small Flower Feeding Fly
Bibionid Flies Mating LaurenZarate 1 0 Bibionid Flies Mating
Chironomid Midge LaurenZarate 1 0 Chironomid Midge
Mosca das flores EduardoFrick 2 1 Mosca das flores
Golden Dung Fly Machi 1 2 Golden Dung Fly
Gas Mask Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Gas Mask Fly
Hunchback Bee Fly Christine Y. 3 0 Hunchback Bee Fly
Robber fly kozoga 1 0 Robber fly
Horse Fly ForestDragon 1 0 Horse Fly
Tiger Bee Fly Brian38 1 0 Tiger Bee Fly
Midge ♀ Machi 1 0 Midge ♀
Robber Fly Greg Shchepanek 2 2 Robber Fly
Thick-headed Fly Charlotte.Fletcher 5 3 Thick-headed Fly
True Crane Fly / Mosquito-Gigante Oscar Neto 1 0 True Crane Fly / Mosquito-Gigante
Unknown spotting IrinaSh 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting - Fungus Gnat / Mosquito-do-Fungo Oscar Neto 3 0 Unknown spotting - Fungus Gnat / Mosquito-do-Fungo
Unknown spotting Oscar Neto 1 0 Unknown spotting
fly Joseph CHIEF REDEARTH 1 0 fly
Green Midge Christine Y. 3 0 Green Midge
Hoverfly arlanda 1 0 Hoverfly
Panorpa Scorpion Fly (male) jeslowery 1 0 Panorpa Scorpion Fly (male)
mayfly sp? momsavang 1 0 mayfly sp?
Wood duck (female) Brian38 5 3 Wood duck (female)
Unknown spotting Oscar Neto 2 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Machi 3 3 Unknown spotting
Drain Fly (Exuvia of the Pupa) / Mosca-de-Banheiro (Exúvia da Pupa) Oscar Neto 1 0 Drain Fly (Exuvia of the Pupa) / Mosca-de-Banheiro (Exúvia da Pupa)
Fly SukanyaDatta 1 0 Fly
White stork Jopy 3 0 White stork
Common Green Bottle Fly Jamie Grant 1 0 Common Green Bottle Fly
Brown Lacewing momsavang 1 2 Brown Lacewing
Eye Gnat / Lambe-Olhos Oscar Neto 4 7 Eye Gnat / Lambe-Olhos
Drain Fly / Mosca-do-Banheiro Oscar Neto 12 6 Drain Fly / Mosca-do-Banheiro
Unknown spotting Oscar Neto 2 1 Unknown spotting
Dance Fly Oscar Neto 1 0 Dance Fly
Dance flies mating Brian38 4 3 Dance flies mating

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