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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

Thick-headed fly Brian38 3 2 Thick-headed fly
Banded meliscaeva arne.roysland 1 0 Banded meliscaeva
Long hoverfly arne.roysland 1 2 Long hoverfly
Downlooker snipefly arne.roysland 3 0 Downlooker snipefly
Figwort cheilosia arne.roysland 2 0 Figwort cheilosia
Common scorpionfly arne.roysland 5 0 Common scorpionfly
Eurasian stilt-legged fly arne.roysland 1 0 Eurasian stilt-legged fly
Common dronefly arne.roysland 1 0 Common dronefly
Long legged fly maradithayamb 1 0 Long legged fly
Robber fly maradithayamb 3 0 Robber fly
Crane Fly Misty10 2 0 Crane Fly
Spotting maradithayamb 2 0 Spotting
Long legged fly, garden gem maradithayamb 1 0 Long legged fly, garden gem
Drain fly maradithayamb 1 0 Drain fly
Spotting maradithayamb 1 0 Spotting
Golden dung fly Brian38 5 0 Golden dung fly
Busywing. Daisy fly. Mosca de las margaritas eulalia rubio 6 7 Busywing. Daisy fly. Mosca de las margaritas
Winter gnat Brian38 2 3 Winter gnat
Bluebottle Blowfly Neil Ross 6 5 Bluebottle Blowfly
Black Horse Fly (male) with mites Brian38 8 3 Black Horse Fly (male) with mites
Unknown Fly ForestDragon 2 0 Unknown Fly
Hoverfly SukanyaDatta 2 0 Hoverfly
Green soldier fly Mark Ridgway 7 1 Green soldier fly
Mexican cactus fly Brian38 1 0 Mexican cactus fly
Bee mimic drone fly (female) JamesPriest2 1 1 Bee mimic drone fly (female)
Dolichopodid Fly LaurenZarate 2 0 Dolichopodid Fly
Robber Fly LaurenZarate 2 0 Robber Fly
Leaf Mining Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Leaf Mining Fly
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
Robber Fly cobalttoad 1 0 Robber Fly
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

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Zlatan Celebic Katjusch Tukup Stephen Wain
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