Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school



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

Created by


Website 496 participants 5,407 spottings

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

Entomopthora muscae tomk3886 1 5 Entomopthora muscae
Picture Winged Fly tomk3886 1 2 Picture Winged Fly
Fungus Gnat arne.roysland 5 2 Fungus Gnat
fly kozoga 5 1 fly
Yellowjacket Hover Fly Brian38 1 2 Yellowjacket Hover Fly
Yellow-barred Peat Hoverfly arne.roysland 1 0 Yellow-barred Peat Hoverfly
Stilt-legged Fly Francis Floe 1 0 Stilt-legged Fly
Fly tomk3886 2 1 Fly
Dotted-Wing Lauxiniid Fly Ingrid3 1 2 Dotted-Wing Lauxiniid Fly
robber fly Ingrid3 2 0 robber fly
Wasp-like tigerfly arne.roysland 1 3 Wasp-like tigerfly
Kite-tailed robberfly arne.roysland 3 0 Kite-tailed robberfly
Migrant hoverfly arne.roysland 6 2 Migrant hoverfly
Long-legged Fly thewndrr 1 0 Long-legged Fly
Unidentified thewndrr 1 0 Unidentified
Unidentified thewndrr 1 0 Unidentified
Stalk-eyed Fly thewndrr 1 0 Stalk-eyed Fly
Spotting momsavang 0 2 Spotting
Broad-barred fleckwing hoverfly arne.roysland 1 0 Broad-barred fleckwing hoverfly
Spring hoverfly arne.roysland 1 0 Spring hoverfly
Tiger bee fly momsavang 3 0 Tiger bee fly
Oriental Humpback Bee Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Oriental Humpback Bee Fly
Robber Fly tomk3886 1 0 Robber Fly
Malaysian stalk-eyed fly Võ Anh Tuấn 3 0 Malaysian stalk-eyed fly
Metallic blue Beetle Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Metallic blue Beetle Fly
Black Wattle Gall Midge Mark Ridgway 1 3 Black Wattle Gall Midge
Spotting drpadhiyar23 0 0 Spotting
Snail-killing Fly SukanyaDatta 2 4 Snail-killing Fly
Hoverfly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Hoverfly
Picture-winged Fly SukanyaDatta 1 0 Picture-winged Fly
True Horse Fly SukanyaDatta 2 2 True Horse Fly
Mosca (Fly) kozoga 3 0 Mosca (Fly)
Típulas (Crane flies) kozoga 1 0 Típulas (Crane flies)
Black soldier fly Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Black soldier fly
Crane Fly tomk3886 1 0 Crane Fly
Peacock fly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Peacock fly
Soldier Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Soldier Fly
Tiger crane fly arne.roysland 1 0 Tiger crane fly
Humpbacked fly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Humpbacked fly
Bee Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Bee Fly
Signal fly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Signal fly
Tachinid Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Tachinid Fly
Bathroom moth fly arne.roysland 1 0 Bathroom moth fly
Snail-killing fly Võ Anh Tuấn 4 0 Snail-killing fly
Big-headed fly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Big-headed fly
Small robber fly Mark Ridgway 2 0 Small robber fly
Crane Fly thewndrr 2 0 Crane Fly
Australian Common March Fly (male) Neil Ross 5 0 Australian Common March Fly (male)
Frosty Mosquito Võ Anh Tuấn 4 0 Frosty Mosquito
Mosquito arne.roysland 3 0 Mosquito

Recently joined

Grabs drpadhiyar23 Francis Floe themufflab
tomk3886 Võ Anh Tuấn cobalttoad Misty10
maradithayamb AnthonyKeic LisaPowers Neil Ross
Jae Kalen Manoj Samuel Grg Deny
Saturniidae27 Ornithoptera80 Matthew Hammond Raksha
arne.roysland izodstales Zlatan Celebic Katjusch
Tukup Stephen Wain TajSALDO Giò
Jamie Grant Kari Dawson Oscar Neto suzmonk
Ray Perry Michael Strydom creek Brian38
flowntheloop Cássyo Ferreira Charlotte.Fletcher KimFgr
Sign in or Register to download data from this mission.
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team