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Flies!

Flies!

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

Flies!
Created by

CindyBinghamKeiser

Website 492 participants 5,317 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! :)

Flies!

Lat: 33.15 Long: -117.07

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Snail parasite blowfly Leuba Ridgway 2 0 Snail parasite blowfly
Soldier fly arne.roysland 1 0 Soldier fly
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Southeast Asian Malaria mosquito Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Southeast Asian Malaria mosquito
Long Tongue Dexiin Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Long Tongue Dexiin Fly
Shore fly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Shore fly
Dark-winged Fungus Gnat Leuba Ridgway 2 0 Dark-winged Fungus Gnat
Spotting Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Spotting
Spider Cranefly Võ Anh Tuấn 3 0 Spider Cranefly
Tiger Crane Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Tiger Crane Fly
Wasp-mimicking Hoverfly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Wasp-mimicking Hoverfly
Banana stalk fly arne.roysland 4 0 Banana stalk fly
Baloon Fly Leuba Ridgway 1 0 Baloon Fly
Signal Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Signal Fly
Pomace Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 4 0 Pomace Fly
Bathroom moth fly Võ Anh Tuấn 5 0 Bathroom moth fly
Marsh Crane Fly tomk3886 3 0 Marsh Crane Fly
Soldier fly arne.roysland 6 0 Soldier fly
Oriental horsefly arne.roysland 1 0 Oriental horsefly
Grass Skimmer Fly & Chamber bitter Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Grass Skimmer Fly & Chamber bitter
White-bellied mosquito Võ Anh Tuấn 5 0 White-bellied mosquito
Snail-killing Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Snail-killing Fly
Heleomyzid fly Mark Ridgway 2 0 Heleomyzid fly
Banana Stalk Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Banana Stalk Fly
Robber Fly tomk3886 5 0 Robber Fly
Cactus Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 3 0 Cactus Fly
Soldier Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 4 0 Soldier Fly
Spotting Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Spotting
Crystal-wing Crane Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Crystal-wing Crane Fly
Grass skimmer fly arne.roysland 2 2 Grass skimmer fly
Crystal-wing Crane Fly, female Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Crystal-wing Crane Fly, female
Submarine Mosquito Võ Anh Tuấn 6 0 Submarine Mosquito
Long Tongue Dexiin Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Long Tongue Dexiin Fly
Rotating Hoverfly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Rotating Hoverfly
Banded Spotwing Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 3 0 Banded Spotwing Fly
Lynx Spider, Stilt Legged Fly Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Lynx Spider, Stilt Legged Fly
Spotted fly Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Spotted fly
Striped lynx spider & Housefly Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Striped lynx spider & Housefly
Long-legged Fly (Eating a Smaller Insect) Joseph R. Godreau 4 0 Long-legged Fly (Eating a Smaller Insect)
Spotting Võ Anh Tuấn 2 0 Spotting
Oriental fruit fly arne.roysland 5 0 Oriental fruit fly
Long-legged fly arne.roysland 2 0 Long-legged fly
Horsefly arne.roysland 2 3 Horsefly
Ulidiid fly arne.roysland 1 2 Ulidiid fly
Fungus Gnat Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Fungus Gnat
Wasp-mimicking Hoverfly Võ Anh Tuấn 3 0 Wasp-mimicking Hoverfly
Black soldier fly Võ Anh Tuấn 1 0 Black soldier fly
Native Drone Fly JamesPriest2 1 0 Native Drone Fly
Long-legged Fly tomk3886 1 0 Long-legged Fly
Narrow-headed Marsh Fly Brian38 4 0 Narrow-headed Marsh Fly

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