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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

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Pellucid Fly Zlatan Celebic 1 0 Pellucid Fly
Robber/Assasin fly Raksha 0 0 Robber/Assasin fly
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Drone Fly Gaia80 1 0 Drone Fly
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Crane Fly with Phoretic Mites momsavang 0 5 Crane Fly with Phoretic Mites
Pellucid Fly Gaia80 3 0 Pellucid Fly
Scorpion Fly(male) Gaia80 3 0 Scorpion Fly(male)
Band-eyed Drone Fly Joaquín D.S. 5 3 Band-eyed Drone Fly
Scorpion Fly Gaia80 1 0 Scorpion Fly
Picture Wing Fly LaurenZarate 2 1 Picture Wing Fly
Long-legged Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Long-legged Fly
Blow Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Blow Fly
Tachinid Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Tachinid Fly
Long Legged Tachinid Fly LaurenZarate 1 0 Long Legged Tachinid Fly
Alderfly Brian38 2 0 Alderfly
Western Horse Fly CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Western Horse Fly
Hoverflies IvanPancic 2 0 Hoverflies
Marmalade hoverfly arne.roysland 1 0 Marmalade hoverfly
Syrphid Fly Machi 8 0 Syrphid Fly
Oriental Latrine Fly Zlatan Celebic 1 0 Oriental Latrine Fly
Cranefly SukanyaDatta 3 1 Cranefly
Syrphid Fly ♀ Machi 1 0 Syrphid Fly ♀
Tachinid Fly LaurenZarate 3 0 Tachinid Fly
Tachinig Fly IvanPancic 2 0 Tachinig Fly
Tachinid Fly LaurenZarate 3 0 Tachinid Fly
Tachinid fly Sergio Monteiro 6 0 Tachinid fly
Fairyfly Christine Y. 9 2 Fairyfly
Red kite, Rotmilan Jopy 2 3 Red kite, Rotmilan
Fly IvanPancic 2 1 Fly
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
Unknown Fly Leuba Ridgway 1 1 Unknown 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

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