Flies (Diptera)


Note: Many people have helped with the id of some of these flies, especially Mike Thomas, Martin Hauser, Chris Maier, Bastiaan Wakkie, Chen Young (Crane flies), Chris Thompson, and Eric Eaton. Obviously, many are still unidentified so if you see anything you can identify I would love to know what they are! My email link is at the bottom of the page... A few groups of flies have their own page, and those links are listed first, click on the image at left to go to those pages...

Robber Flies (Asilidae) Many pages arranged by subfamily with hundreds of images.
 

Bee Flies (Bombyliidae) page

This is the beginning of the individual images...

Crane Flies (Tipulidae)

Note: Dr Chen Young, who has graciously IDed most of my crane fly shots, now has a web site with images of many eastern species of cranes:
http://iz.carnegiemnh.org/cranefly

Crane Fly (Tipulidae)

Brachypremna dispellens    

22 Apr 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA


Crane Fly (Tipulidae)

Dolichopeza sp.

24 Jul 2005, Conasauga River, Murray Co, GA


Crane Fly (Tipulidae)

Leptotarsus (Longurio) testaceus    

27 Jun 2005, near Lake Winfield Scott, Union Co, GA


Crane Fly (Tipulidae)

Limnophila (Lasiomastix) macrocera    

25 Mar 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA


Crane Flies (Tipulidae)

Tipula genus, possibly Tipula (Lunatipula)

17 May 2004, Twin Lakes, Taylor Co, GA


Crane Fly (Tipulidae)

Tipula (Triplicitipula) colei

19 May 2006, Caddo River, Montgomery Co, AR


  Crane Fly (Tipulidae)

Tipula (Triplicitipula) colei

29 May 2006, Furnace Creek, Walker Co, GA


Crane Flies (Tipulidae)

Tipula (Yamatotipula)

29 Apr 2003, High Falls State Park, Monroe Co, GA


  Crane Fly (Tipulidae)

Tipula (Yamatotipula)

24 May 2003, Dickson Rd pond, Walker Co, GA


  Crane Fly (Tipulidae)

Tipula (Yamatotipula)

2 Apr 2006, Marietta, Cobb Co, GA


  Crane Fly (Tipulidae)

Tipula (Yamatotipula) furca

17 May 2006, Flint River, Upson Co, GA


  Crane Fly (Tipulidae)

Tipula (Yamatotipula) strephens

1 Apr 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA


Crane Fly (Tipulidae)

Tipula (Yamatotipula) strephens

19 May 2006, Caddo River, Montgomery Co, AR


Crane Fly (Tipulidae)

Tipula (Yamatotipula) furca or strephens

29 May 2006, John's Creek, Floyd Co, GA

 

Phantom Crane Flies (Ptychopateridae)

Phantom Crane Flies (Ptychopateridae)

Bittacomorpha clavipes

12 May 2005, Brewer's Pond, Telfair Co, GA


Phantom Crane Flies (Ptychopateridae)

Bittacomorpha clavipes

25 Mar 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA


Mosquitoes (Culicidae)

Mosquito (Aedes vexans)

13 Dec 2006, Eufaula NWR, Stewart Co, GA


Mosquito (Aedes vexans, probably)

13 Dec 2006, Eufaula NWR, Stewart Co, GA


Mosquito (Aedes sp)

15 Dec 2006, Riverbend WMA, Laurens Co, GA


Banded Saltmarsh Mosquito (Ochlerotatus sollicitans)

15 Oct 2006, Paulk's Pasture WMA, Glynn Co, GA


Mosquito (Ochlerotatus stimulans)
Post-feeding

26 Jun 2004, Great Pond, Hartford Co, CT


Mosquito larvae

2 Jul 2004, Ocmulgee River at GA 96, Houston Co, GA


Midges (Chironomidae)

Chironomid Midge

31 Aug 2004, Chattahoochee River NRA, Cobb Co, GA


unk midge

30 Nov 2006, pond, Long Co, GA


Soldier Flies (Stratiomyidae)

Soldier Fly larvae (Stratiomyidae)

3 Jul 2004, Berry College WMA, Floyd Co, GA


Horse and Deer Flies (Tabanidae)

  Green Horsefly (Chlortabanus crepuscularis) (Tabanidae)

20 Aug 2003, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long Co, GA


Hybomitra cincta (Tabanidae)

10 Jun 2004, Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawson Co, GA                         sp


Tabanis sp., a Horse Fly (Tabanidae)

11 Aug 2003, Kennesaw Mountain Park, Cobb Co, GA


unk Tabanid Fly (Tabanidae)

possibly Tabanis reinwardtii?

12 Jun 2006, Cave Research Pond, Mammoth Cave National Park, Hart Co, KY


Tabanis atratus (Tabanidae) ovipositing on stick in shallow pond.

2 Oct 2006, pond, Laurens Co, GA


Snipe Flies (Rhagionidae)

Snipe Fly (Rhagionidae)
Chrysopilus thoracicus

10 Jun 2003, Lake Conasauga SMA, Murray Co, GA


  Snipe Fly (Rhagionidae)
Chrysopilus thoracicus

28 May 2006, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb Co, GA


Snipe Fly (Rhagionidae)  Rhagio sp. female

15 Jun 2005, Duke's Creek, Smithgall Woods, White Co, GA


Snipe Fly (Rhagionidae)  Rhagio sp.

12 Jun 2006, Little Barren River at KY 218, Green Co, KY


Snipe Fly (Rhagionidae)

2 Jun 2004, Johns Creek, Floyd Co, GA  sp


Snipe Fly (Rhagionidae). Chrysopilus?

22 Apr 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA 


  Snipe Fly (Rhagionidae). Chrysopilus sp

22 Apr 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA 


Snipe Fly (Rhagionidae). Chrysopilus sp.

29 May 2006, Johns Creek, Floyd Co, GA 


Stiletto Fly (Therevidae)

  Stiletto Fly (Therevidae)

26 Jun 2004, Great Pond, Hartford Co, CT


  Stiletto Fly (Therevidae)
female Ozodiceromya sp.

7 Jun 2005, High Falls State Park, Monroe Co, GA


Stiletto Fly (Therevidae), I think?

18 Apr 2006, Broxton Rocks, Coffee Co, GA

Robber Flies (Asilidae)

Robber Flies (Asilidae) Many pages arranged by subfamily with hundreds of images.
 

Mydas Flies (Mydidae)

Mydas clavatus, a Mydas Fly.

26 Jun 2003, Towaliga River at High Falls State Park, Monroe Co, GA, USA         sp


Mydas clavatus, a Mydas Fly.

18 Jun 2004, Towaliga River at High Falls State Park, Monroe Co, GA


Mydas Fly (Mydidae)

10 May 2006, pond, Long Co, GA


Mydas Fly (Mydidae)

14 Aug 2006, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA


Bee Flies (Bombyliidae)

Bee Flies (Bombyliidae) page

Dance Flies (Empididae)

probably Dance Flies (Empididae)
subfamily Hemerodromiinae

25 May 2004, Conasauga River, Murray Co, GA


Long-legged Flies (Dolichopodidae)

Condostylus sp. Long-legged Fly (Dolichopodidae)

2 Jul 2004, Ocmulgee River at GA 96, Houston Co, GA


Condostylus sp. Long-legged Fly (Dolichopodidae)

9 Jun 2006, Murphy Hollow Road, Dade Co, GA


Condostylus sp. Long-legged Fly (Dolichopodidae)

12 Jun 2006, Cave Research Pond, Mammoth Cave National Park, Hart Co, KY


Condostylus sp. Long-legged Fly (Dolichopodidae)

12 Jun 2006, Cave Research Pond, Mammoth Cave National Park, Hart Co, KY

 

  Condostylus sp. Long-legged Fly (Dolichopodidae)

27 Jul 2006, Marietta, Cobb Co, GA


Long-legged Fly (Dolichopodidae)
possibly Dolichopus sp.

2 Jul 2006, McGraw-Ford WMA, Cherokee Co, GA


  unk Long-legged Fly (Dolichopodidae)

12 Jun 2006, Little Barren River at KY 218, Green Co, KY


unk Long-legged Fly (Dolichopodidae)?

Note very long antennae

16 Jun 2006, Zahnd Natural Area, Walker Co, GA


  unk Lauxaniid Fly (Lauxaniidae)

13 Dec 2006, Bradley Unit, Eufaula NWR, Stewart Co, GA


Flower Flies (Syrphidae) also called Hover Flies

Eristalis dimidiata, a Flower Fly (Syrphidae)
female

12 Nov 2003, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long Co, GA

 

 

Eristalis dimidiata, (Syrphidae) male

17 May 2004, Cedar Creek at US 19, Taylor Co, GA


Flower Fly, possibly Eristalis flavipes

10 Jun 2004, Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawson Co, GA                          sp


  Eristalis transversa, a Flower Fly (Syrphidae)

4 Jul 2003, Lake Winfield Scott, Union Co, GA


Eristalis sp., a Flower Fly (Syrphidae)

12 Nov 2003, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long Co, GA


  Eupeodes sp., probably E. americanus (Syrphidae)   compare to Syrphus below

13 Mar 2004, Kennesaw Marsh, Cobb Co, GA


Merodon equestris (Syrphidae)

24 Apr 2004, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA


Milesia virginiensis, a Flower Fly (Syrphidae)

24 Jul 2003, Oakmulgee WMA, Bibb Co, AL


Milesia virginiensis, a Flower Fly (Syrphidae)

17 Jul 2005, Dodge County PFA, Dodge Co, GA


Ocyptamus fascipennis (Syrphidae)

19 May 2006, Caddo River, Montgomery Co, AR


Palpada albifrons (female and male) (Syrphidae)

17 Jan 2004, Everglades Nat. Park, FL


Palpada albifrons (Syrphidae)

20 Jan 2006, Everglades Nat. Park, FL

 

Palpada vinetorum, a Flower Fly (Syrphidae)

5 Jul 2003, Kennesaw Mountain park marsh, Cobb Co, GA


Palpada vinetorum, a Flower Fly (Syrphidae)

16 Jul 2003, Unicoi State Park, White Co, GA


Palpada sp. (Syrphidae)

12 Nov 2003, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long Co, GA


female Palpada sp. (Syrphidae)

12 Nov 2003, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long Co, GA


Palpada sp. (Syrphidae)

8 Jul 2006, Chattahoochee River NRA, Cobb Co, GA


Flower Fly, either Parhelophilus or Anasymia sp.

25 May 2004, Conasauga River, Polk Co, TN


Spilomyia longicornis (Syrphidae)

12 Sep 2003, Lake Conasauga SMA, Murray Co, GA


  Syrphus sp., probably S. opinator (Syrphidae)
compare to Eupeodes above

13 Mar 2004, Kennesaw Marsh, Cobb Co, GA


Toxomerus sp., possibly T. geminatus
(Syrphidae)

24 Mar 2004, Unicoi State Park, Union Co, GA


Toxomerus sp. (Syrphidae)
maybe T. marginatus

23 Aug 2004, US 301 sand pond, Long Co, GA


Toxomerus sp. (Syrphidae)

26 May 2004, Wolf Creek, Union Co, GA


Thick-headed Flies (Conopidae)

Thick-headed Fly (Conopidae)
Physcocephala sp.

1 Sep 2005, Carter's Lake Songbird Trail, Murray Co, GA


Thick-headed Fly (Conopidae)
Physcocephala sp.

25 Aug 2006, Teloga Creek, Chattooga Co, GA


Stilt-legged Flies (Micropezidae)

Stilt-legged Flies (Micropezidae)

3 Nov 2004, Little River at GA 376, Echols Co, GA


Stilt-legged Flies (Micropezidae)

19 Apr 2006, Little St Simons Island, Glynn Co, GA


Platysomatid Flies (Platysomatidae)

Rivellia sp.

12 May 2006, Ellis Pond, Richmond Co, GA


Rivellia sp.

8 Jul 2006, Chattahoochee River NRA, Cobb Co, GA


Pyrgotid Flies (Pyrgotidae)

Pyrgota sp.

20 May 2006, Glenwood, Pike Co, AR


Picture-winged Flies (Ulidiidae)

possibly Callopistromyia sp. (Ulidiidae)

26 Jun 2004, Skinner State Park, Hampshire Co, CT


Delphinia picta (Ulidiidae)

2 Jun 2004, Johns Creek, Floyd Co, GA


Tritoxa incurva (Ulidiidae)

Female at left shows ovipositor on grass blade

4 Jun 2006, Teloga Creek, Chattooga Co, GA


Tritoxa flexa Black Onion Fly  (Ulidiidae)

12 Jun 2006, Cave Research Pond, Mammoth Cave National Park, Hart Co, KY


Dung Flies (Scathophagidae)

  Scathophaga sp.

6 Sep 2006, Brasstown Bald, Union Co, GA


Muscid Flies (Muscidae)

Coenosia sp.

13 Dec 2006, Bradley Unit, Eaufalua NWR, Stewart Co, GA


Tachinid Flies (Tachinidae)

Tachinid Fly (Tachinidae) Archytas sp.

26 May 2003, Twin Lakes at CR 9, Taylor Co, GA


Tachinid Fly (Tachinidae) Archytas sp.

5 Sep 2003, Arrowhead WMA, Floyd Co, GA

Tachinid Fly (Tachinidae) Archytas sp.
 

12 Sep 2003, Lake Conasauga SMA, Murray Co, GA


Tachinid Fly (Tachinidae) Belvosia sp.,  possibly B. borealis

16 Jul 2003, Lake Winfield Scott, Union Co, GA


Tachinid Fly  Cylindromyia sp.

2 Jun 2004, Johns Creek, Floyd Co, GA


Tachinid Fly  Cylindromyia sp.

7 Jun 2004, Brasstown Creek at GA 66, Towns Co, GA


Tachinid Fly  Cylindromyia sp.

21 May 2006, Caddo River, Clark Co, AR


Tachinid Fly  Cylindromyia sp.

3 Aug 2006, Toccoa River, Fannin Co, GA


Tachinid Fly  Gymnosoma sp.
maybe G. fuliginosa

13 Jun 2005, Pumkinvine Creek at GA 61, Paulding Co, GA


Tachinid Fly probably Sarcophaga sp.

25 Mar 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA


Tachinid Fly (Tachinidae) possibly
Trichopoda or Xanthomelanodes sp.

12 Sep 2003, Lake Conasauga SMA, Murray Co, GA


Tachinid Fly (Tachinidae)
possibly Trichopoda subdivisa

13 Nov 2003, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long Co, GA


Tachinid Flies, Trichopoda sp.

3 Jul 2004, Berry College WMA, Floyd Co, GA


Tachinid Fly (Tachinidae) Trichopoda sp.

10 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, FL


Tachinid Fly Trichopoda sp.
maybe T. pennipes

26 Jun 2004, Skinner State Park, Hampshire Co, MA


Tachinid Fly (Tachinidae) Trichopoda sp.

11 Jun 2006, East Fork Little Barren River, Metcalfe Co, KY


unk Tachinid Fly

13 Mar 2004, Kennesaw Marsh, Cobb Co, GA


unk Tachinid flies

8 Oct 2005, Paulk's Pasture WMA, Glynn Co, GA


  unk Tachinid fly

3 Aug 2006, Toccoa River, Fannin Co, GA


Tachinid Fly (Tachinidae) subfamily Dexiinae

22 Jul 2003, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb Co, GA


Flesh Flies (Sarcophagidae)

Satellite Fly (Miltogramminae), a Sarcophagid (Flesh Fly). Was following around an Ammophila wasp with caterpillar prey... photos of the wasp and caterpillar on my main insect page

18 Oct 2004, GA 158 and Mink Road field, Coffee Co, GA


Marsh Flies (Sciomyzidae) 

Tetanocera sp.

13 Dec 2006, Bradley Unit, Eufaula NWR, Stewart Co, GA

Unknown species. If you can ID any of these please let me, know, thanks!

unk fly

15 Mar 2004, Marietta, Cobb Co, GA


unk fly, possibly in Scathophagidae

31 Aug 2004, Chattahoochee River NRA, Cobb Co, GA


unk larvae

15 Oct 2005, Jinks Crossing Road pond, Decatur Co, GA


unk flies, maybe Syrphids?

25 Mar 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA


unk fly, on a rock outcrop

9 Apr 2006, Camp Meeting Rock, Heard Co, GA


unk fly, maybe a Syrphid?

22 Apr 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA


unk Syrphid

21 May 2006, Ouachita River, Montgomery Co, AR


unk fly feeding on scat

14 Jun 2006, Big South Fork Cumberland River, Scott Co, TN


unk fly, maybe a midge?

15 Jul 2006, Chattahoochee River NRA, Cobb Co, GA


unk fly

21 Aug 2006, Cahaba River, Perry Co, AL


unk fly

9 Oct 2006, Noontoola Creek field, Fannin Co, GA


13 Oct 2006, Ohoopee Dunes NA, Emanuel Co, GA

unk fly

1 Dec 2006, Harris Neck NWR, McIntosh Co, GA


unk fly, maybe a fruit fly

15 Dec 2006, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA


unk fly

15 Dec 2006, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA


   

   

   

   
   
   
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