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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

Beach Horse Fly LivanEscudero 2 0 Beach Horse Fly
Golden Snipe Fly LaurenZarate 3 0 Golden Snipe Fly
Big-Headed Fly LaurenZarate 6 2 Big-Headed Fly
Fruit fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Fruit fly
Bee Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Bee Fly
Southern Darter, Südliche Heidelibelle Jopy 1 2 Southern Darter, Südliche Heidelibelle
Green Lynx Spider w/ Prey Bernadette S 1 0 Green Lynx Spider w/ Prey
Hoverfly; Mosca cernidora arlanda 1 1 Hoverfly; Mosca cernidora
Flat Footed Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Flat Footed Fly
Snail Killing Marsh Fly LaurenZarate 3 0 Snail Killing Marsh Fly
Soldier Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Soldier Fly
Limoniid Crane Fly ForestDragon 1 0 Limoniid Crane Fly
Robber fly with prey Brian38 2 2 Robber fly with prey
Stalk-Eyed Fly Michael Strydom 8 0 Stalk-Eyed Fly
Flower Fly LaurenZarate 1 4 Flower Fly
Red-footed cannibalfly Brian38 3 2 Red-footed cannibalfly
Western Pond Flower Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Western Pond Flower Fly
Crane Fly LaurenZarate 2 0 Crane Fly
Crane Flies Mating LaurenZarate 1 0 Crane Flies Mating
Tachinid Fly LaurenZarate 4 0 Tachinid Fly
Hunchback Bee Fly Brian38 2 0 Hunchback Bee Fly
Red headed fly Brian38 2 0 Red headed fly
Biting Stable Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Biting Stable Fly
Giant mayfly Brian38 1 0 Giant mayfly
Fly IvanPancic 2 1 Fly
Fly IvanPancic 1 1 Fly
Drone fly IvanPancic 1 0 Drone fly
Elephant Mosquito ForestDragon 1 0 Elephant Mosquito
Fly IvanPancic 7 0 Fly
Fly IvanPancic 1 0 Fly
Picture-winged Fly Machi 1 0 Picture-winged Fly
Midge Brian38 1 0 Midge
Gall Midge LaurenZarate 2 0 Gall Midge
Robberfly Paul Davis 2 0 Robberfly
Soldier Fly momsavang 1 1 Soldier Fly
Syrphid Fly Machi 1 0 Syrphid Fly
Leaf Miner Fly LaurenZarate 3 0 Leaf Miner Fly
Black Hover Fly Michael Strydom 2 0 Black Hover Fly
Fungus Gnat LaurenZarate 1 0 Fungus Gnat
Big-headed Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Big-headed Fly
Micro Soldier Fly LaurenZarate 3 0 Micro Soldier Fly
Unknown Fly LaurenZarate 3 0 Unknown Fly
Mini Wasp-like Syrphid Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Mini Wasp-like Syrphid Fly
Syrphid Fly Machi 3 0 Syrphid Fly
Mini Tachinid Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Mini Tachinid Fly
Fruit Fly LaurenZarate 3 0 Fruit Fly
Fungus Gnat LaurenZarate 1 0 Fungus Gnat
Lauxaniid Flies Mating LaurenZarate 1 0 Lauxaniid Flies Mating
Awl Fly LaurenZarate 2 0 Awl Fly
Lauxaniid Fly LaurenZarate 2 0 Lauxaniid Fly

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