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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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Celyphid Beetle Fly John B. 2 1 Celyphid Beetle Fly
Oriental Horsefly arne.roysland 3 0 Oriental Horsefly
Big-headed Lagoon Fly arne.roysland 2 0 Big-headed Lagoon Fly
Picture-winged Fly Brian38 1 0 Picture-winged Fly
Black Dump Fly arne.roysland 1 0 Black Dump Fly
Swift Feather-legged Fly Brian38 2 0 Swift Feather-legged Fly
Soldier Fly arne.roysland 2 0 Soldier Fly
Carolinian Elegant Brian38 1 0 Carolinian Elegant
Island Fly Leuba Ridgway 3 0 Island Fly
Soldier Fly John B. 1 0 Soldier Fly
Banana Stalk Fly John B. 1 0 Banana Stalk Fly
Hercules Robberfly Leuba Ridgway 4 1 Hercules Robberfly
Philippine Fruit Fly John B. 1 0 Philippine Fruit Fly
Goldenrod Gall Fly Gall tomk3886 1 0 Goldenrod Gall Fly Gall
Orange-belted Leafwalker tomk3886 1 0 Orange-belted Leafwalker
Giant Mayfly tomk3886 1 0 Giant Mayfly
Marsh Snipe Fly tomk3886 1 0 Marsh Snipe Fly
Scorpionfly ArisL 4 2 Scorpionfly
Fruit Flies tomk3886 1 0 Fruit Flies
Window Gnat arne.roysland 2 0 Window Gnat
Green Bottle Fly ArisL 1 0 Green Bottle Fly
Blue Bottle Fly ArisL 1 0 Blue Bottle Fly
Robber Fly Brian38 2 0 Robber Fly
Limoniid Crane Fly arne.roysland 2 0 Limoniid Crane Fly
Yellow-shouldered Drone Fly tomk3886 1 0 Yellow-shouldered Drone Fly
Robber Fly tomk3886 1 0 Robber Fly
Mayfly tomk3886 1 1 Mayfly
Fruit Fly tomk3886 1 0 Fruit Fly
Muscoid Fly tomk3886 1 0 Muscoid Fly
Robber Fly tomk3886 1 0 Robber Fly
Long-legged Fly tomk3886 1 0 Long-legged Fly
Black-banded Hanging Thief Robber Fly tomk3886 1 0 Black-banded Hanging Thief Robber Fly
Cypress Twig Gall Midge tomk3886 1 0 Cypress Twig Gall Midge
Grape Tumid Gallmaker Midge Galls tomk3886 1 0 Grape Tumid Gallmaker Midge Galls
Banded House Mosquito arne.roysland 2 0 Banded House Mosquito
Lauxaniid Fly tomk3886 2 0 Lauxaniid Fly
Crane Fly arne.roysland 2 2 Crane Fly
Muscid Fly arne.roysland 1 0 Muscid Fly
Bristle Fly tomk3886 1 0 Bristle Fly
Tiger Crane Fly tomk3886 1 0 Tiger Crane Fly
Deer Ked arne.roysland 3 2 Deer Ked
Lance Fly tomk3886 1 0 Lance Fly
Asian Tiger Mosquito tomk3886 1 0 Asian Tiger Mosquito
Pale-saddled Leucozona arne.roysland 1 0 Pale-saddled Leucozona
Bare-winged Halfband arne.roysland 1 0 Bare-winged Halfband
Waved Light Fly Brian38 1 0 Waved Light Fly
Unidentified thewndrr 1 1 Unidentified
Pine Fleckwing Hoverfly arne.roysland 2 0 Pine Fleckwing Hoverfly
Diptera Species ArisL 1 0 Diptera Species
Picture-winged Fly tomk3886 1 0 Picture-winged Fly

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