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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hover Flies Family Syrphidae

Observer

martingrimm

Date

July 29, 2015 10:38 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hover Flies Family Syrphidae

Observer

martingrimm

Date

July 29, 2015 10:43 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

martingrimm

Date

July 29, 2015 10:51 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Thick-headed Flies Family Conopidae

Observer

martingrimm

Date

July 29, 2015 12:05 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Marmalade hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus

Observer

jimmymac2

Date

July 27, 2015 10:29 AM BST

Place

Copthorne (Google, OSM)

Description

Feeding on a Buddleja.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Marmalade hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus

Observer

jimmymac2

Date

July 27, 2015 10:54 AM BST

Description

Found feeding on a Teasel.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

aguilita

Date

July 28, 2015

Description

Image 1: Preying on honey bee?
Image 2: From a distance
Image 3: 2nd instance

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28 July 2015: Observed two different Laphria posticata (Robber Fly) at the north side lake of South Lakes Park in Denton, Texas. One of these was preying on what seemed to be a honey bee and the other was perched on the other side of the small lake.

South Lakes Park is administered by the City of Denton, Texas.

(Need confirmation that this is the right ID, thanks.)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mosquitoes Family Culicidae

Date

July 28, 2015 10:43 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

johngcramer

Date

July 28, 2015

Description

Flies on fallen apples.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Creosote Gall Midge Asphondylia auripila

Observer

jaykeller

Date

July 24, 2015 10:54 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

treichard

Date

July 16, 2015 06:09 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fruit Flies Family Tephritidae

Observer

amandajeanblack

Date

February 12, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Reared from a pupa/larva found in the seed head of a Celmisia discolor found above the treeline of Mt Faust

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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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