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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! :)


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Unknown Fly ForestDragon 2 0 Unknown Fly
Black Horse Fly (male) with mites Brian38 6 1 Black Horse Fly (male) with mites
Hoverfly SukanyaDatta 2 0 Hoverfly
Mexican cactus fly Brian38 1 0 Mexican cactus fly
Green soldier fly Mark Ridgway 6 1 Green soldier fly
Bee mimic drone fly (female) JamesPriest2 1 1 Bee mimic drone fly (female)
Beech Gall Midge Zlatan Celebic 1 0 Beech Gall Midge
Common hedge blue Deny 3 0 Common hedge blue
Hoverfly larva Leuba Ridgway 3 0 Hoverfly larva
Common Grass Yellow Deny 4 0 Common Grass Yellow
Spotting kozoga 1 0 Spotting
Hoverfly JordiPrats 1 0 Hoverfly
Hoverfly JordiPrats 1 0 Hoverfly
Lesser banded hoverfly arne.roysland 3 1 Lesser banded hoverfly
Spotting Deny 6 0 Spotting
Sinuous Bee Fly Brian38 1 0 Sinuous Bee Fly
Marmalade hoverfly arne.roysland 7 3 Marmalade hoverfly
Grey glassy tiger Deny 3 0 Grey glassy tiger
Skippers Deny 1 0 Skippers
Cluster fly arne.roysland 1 0 Cluster fly
asildid fly Ingrid3 2 2 asildid fly
Robber fly arne.roysland 1 0 Robber fly
fly Ingrid3 1 0 fly
Luna Moth Ingrid3 2 1 Luna Moth
Widow Skimmer (female) Saturniidae27 1 0 Widow Skimmer (female)
Marsh crane fly arne.roysland 2 0 Marsh crane fly
Striated Swallow Deny 1 0 Striated Swallow
Red-tailed flesh fly, (mating) ornithoptera80 1 0 Red-tailed flesh fly, (mating)
Green Darner (female) ornithoptera80 1 0 Green Darner (female)
Brahminy Kite Deny 4 2 Brahminy Kite
Snipe fly ornithoptera80 1 0 Snipe fly
Marsh snipefly arne.roysland 4 0 Marsh snipefly
Black-naped monarch Deny 2 0 Black-naped monarch
Long legged fly Saturniidae27 2 0 Long legged fly
hoverfly JordiPrats 2 0 hoverfly
Spotting Zlatan Celebic 1 0 Spotting
Parasitic Fly CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Parasitic Fly
Red-tailed flesh fly ornithoptera80 2 0 Red-tailed flesh fly
Robber Fly CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Robber Fly
Halloween pennant ornithoptera80 5 0 Halloween pennant
Tachinid fly arne.roysland 1 0 Tachinid fly
Black scavenger fly arne.roysland 1 0 Black scavenger fly
Straight-banded wasp hoverfly arne.roysland 2 0 Straight-banded wasp hoverfly
Dance fly arne.roysland 1 0 Dance fly
Caliptera tiger bee fly Brian38 5 0 Caliptera tiger bee fly
Cranefly arne.roysland 2 0 Cranefly
Widow skimmer, (♀) ornithoptera80 3 0 Widow skimmer, (♀)
Tachinid JordiPrats 8 2 Tachinid
Tephritid fly arne.roysland 1 0 Tephritid fly
Striped Horse Fly momsavang 0 1 Striped Horse Fly

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