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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

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
Small-headed Fly Kari Dawson 6 7 Small-headed Fly
Epistrophe fly larva DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 0 Epistrophe fly larva
Fruit fly Sckel 4 1 Fruit fly
Long-Legged Fly / Mosca-de-Pernas-Longas Oscar Neto 4 4 Long-Legged Fly / Mosca-de-Pernas-Longas
Fruit fly Sckel 1 3 Fruit fly
Owl fly larva eating a fly Sergio Monteiro 6 1 Owl fly larva eating a fly
Mosca-das-Flores-Copestylum / Copestylum Hoverfly Oscar Neto 5 0 Mosca-das-Flores-Copestylum / Copestylum Hoverfly
Soldier Fly ForestDragon 1 0 Soldier Fly
Female Mosquito ForestDragon 3 3 Female Mosquito
Marmalade Hoverfly SukanyaDatta 3 3 Marmalade Hoverfly
Hoverfly / Mosca-das-Flores Oscar Neto 1 1 Hoverfly / Mosca-das-Flores
Cranefly Machi 1 0 Cranefly
Unknown Mayfly Gaby3 1 0 Unknown Mayfly
Hoverfly Larva & Aphids Gaby3 1 0 Hoverfly Larva & Aphids
Syrphid Pupa Machi 3 5 Syrphid Pupa
Soldier Fly Machi 1 0 Soldier Fly
Syrphid Fly Machi 1 0 Syrphid Fly
Unknown spotting Wild Things 1 0 Unknown spotting
Fruit Beetle-parasite Fly Johan Heyns 1 0 Fruit Beetle-parasite Fly
Unknown spotting Machi 1 0 Unknown spotting
Nose Fly Wild Things 1 0 Nose Fly
Gallinipper Machi 3 3 Gallinipper
Purple Mosquito Machi 5 5 Purple Mosquito
Bee Fly Machi 2 0 Bee Fly
Mosquito ♂ Machi 2 3 Mosquito ♂
Green Midge Machi 1 0 Green Midge
Unknown spotting Sckel 2 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Joseph CHIEF REDEARTH 1 0 Unknown spotting
Syrphid Fly LivanEscudero 4 0 Syrphid Fly

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