Flies

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Asilidae (Robber Flies)

robber flies mating

Robber flies mating


Blephariceridae (Net-winged Midges)

Blepharicerid larva, top

Net-winged midge larvae, top

Net-winged midge larvae, top

Net-winged midge larvae, bottom. The dark, round discs are the suction cups.

Net-winged midge pupa

Net-winged midge pupa

Net-winged midge pupae in creek.

Net-winged midge pupae in creek.


Bombyliidae (Bee Flies)

Bee fly

Is there anything more adorable than this little bee fly? I think not!


Cecidomyiidae (Bloodworms)

creosote gall

Creosote gall


Chironomidae (Bloodworms)

blood worms

Bloodworms, larvae of the non-biting midges

Fly

Fly


Mydidae (Midas Flies)

Midas Fly

Midas fly


Simuliidae (Black Flies)

Black fly larva

Black fly larva


Syrphidae (Hover Flies)

fly in house

A fly, specifically a cactus fly (Copestylum isabellina)

hover fly

Hover fly

Toxomerus pollitus hover fly

Toxomerus pollitus hover fly

hover fly

Hover fly, one of about 100 photos I took of them while practicing using my flash.


Tipulidae (Crane Flies)

Crane Fly

Crane Fly

crane fly top view

Crane fly, top view

crane fly side view

Crane fly, side view

Crane fly halteres

Crane fly halteres. Notice also the v shape on the thorax!

Crane fly mouthparts

Crane fly mouthparts

Crane fly larva

Crane fly larva

Crane fly

Crane fly


Unidentified Flies

fly

Fly

fly eyes

Fly eyes

fly aristate antennae

A fly with large eyes and aristate antennae


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