Black Soldier Fly 黑水虻 /亮斑扁角水虻(Hermetia illucens) of about 2.5-2.8cm in length.
A Photographic Guide to Hong Kong Insects 香港昆蟲圖典 1st Edition 2014 P.389 - Hong Kong Entomological Society
Mosquito indoors. Missing a leg or two because I smacked it. Lying on its back in the photo.
Koester Prairie WMA
when I saw this initally assumed it was a robber fly but not really sure what it is now that I see the one picture I got of it
Dolichopodidae sp. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.
Chrysopilus fasciatus male. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA. My 5th Chrysopilus species so far. Would love to see them all!
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...