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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

gwark

Date

March 1, 2012 07:28 PM AKST

Description

Photos / Sounds

Date

February 9, 2016 12:03 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Two specimens observed nectaring on Copper Canyon Daisy (Tagetes lemmonii) around noon CST. I often saw them flying near each other, and once, it seemed as if they'd mate (but didn't). Sunny; 68 F; light breeze.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

American hoverfly Eupeodes americanus

Observer

macha

Date

May 23, 2015 10:57 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Long-legged flies Family Dolichopodidae

Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

December 27, 2015 12:49 AM NZDT

Description

Yet another fly I am not able to identify...

Photos / Sounds

What

Tachinids Family Tachinidae

Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

December 27, 2015 01:01 AM NZDT

Description

Not at all sure I'm getting this one right - any help with ID would be much appreciated!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

House Flies and Allies Family Muscidae

Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

December 27, 2015 12:27 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

December 27, 2015 12:30 AM NZDT

Description

A rather large fly (body length > 10mm), found on boulders on the side of Cave Creek. There were quite a few of them locally.

Photos / Sounds

Date

February 9, 2016 12:06 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Single individual observed around noon today CST nectaring on Copper Canyon Daisy (Tagetes lemmonii). Sunny; 63 F; light breeze.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern House Mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus

Observer

vuk

Date

the past

Description

Till 2014 the most common mosquito in the area Culex quinquefasciatus in 2014-16 has been replaced by Aedes notoscripus. Aedes notoscripus was very sparse until 2013.

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow Dung Fly Scathophaga stercoraria

Observer

robberfly

Date

February 9, 2016 12:33 PM PST

Description

I don't even wanna discuss what it took for me to get that first shot...just...nasty...:)

Photos / Sounds

What

Horse Flies Subfamily Tabaninae

Observer

robberfly

Date

February 9, 2016 12:00 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Date

February 9, 2016 08:34 PM NZDT

Description

fly

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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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