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Recent observations

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What

Robber Flies Family Asilidae

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

May 23, 2016 10:24 AM MST

Description

Eating an insect

Photos / Sounds

What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

jgingold

Date

May 24, 2016 02:18 PM EDT

Description

Persistently sits on human, returning after being shooed

Photos / Sounds

What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

damontighe

Date

May 24, 2016 10:24 AM PDT

Description

fly has a Zygomycete infection and was not moving very fast when I caught it in my home

Photos / Sounds

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What

Non-biting Midges Family Chironomidae

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

May 20, 2016

Description

I got just one fuzzy image of this banded midge at the blacklight. It's unique enough that I thought I'd upload it for all your midge fans. TL is about 3 to 4 mm. Perusing BG suggests that the only likely genus (if this really is a Chironomid) would be Coelotanypus but my critter doesn't quite match any of the three "common" species illustrated there.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/249569

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What

black fly Simulium nigricoxum

Observer

emoss

Date

May 21, 2016

Place

Weir Farm (Google, OSM)

Description

Larvae observed

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What

Robber Flies Family Asilidae

Observer

omiseroy

Date

May 21, 2016 03:46 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bee Flies Family Bombyliidae

Observer

omiseroy

Date

May 21, 2016 10:44 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

sidesplotch

Date

May 22, 2016 08:18 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

constance

Date

May 13, 2016 12:54 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

constance

Date

May 13, 2016 12:54 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

cgritz

Date

May 24, 2016 10:07 AM CDT

Description

New one for me
Like this one: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1045354

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

cgritz

Date

May 24, 2016 10:03 AM CDT

Description

Different markings, but I think like this one: Like this one: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1112658

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Description from Wikipedia

True flies are insects of the order Diptera (from the Greek di = two, and ptera = wings). Their most obvious distinction from other orders of insects is that a typical fly possesses a pair of flight wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halteres, derived from the hind wings, on the metathorax. (Some species of flies are exceptional in that they are secondarily flightless). The only other order of insects bearing two true, functional...

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