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Tachinid Fly

Tachinid Fly Information Learn everything about the Tachinid Fly. Tachinid fly, (family Tachinidae), any member of a family of insects in the fly order, Diptera. Adult tachinids superficially resemble houseflies. Most species range in size from 2 to 18 mm (0.08 to 0.7 inch) and are hairy and dull gray or black. Some are metallic green or blue. Larvae are internal parasites of other insects. Tachinids are of great importance in the control of destructive insects, particularly caterpillars and beetle larvae. For this reason several species have been used in the biological control of pests. For example, the sugarcane beetle [...]

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Stiletto Fly

Stiletto Fly Information Learn everything about the Stiletto Fly. Stiletto fly, (family Therevidae), any of about 1,600 species of insects in the fly order, Diptera. Adults are hairy or bristly, with slender bodies. They are usually found in open areas, such as pastures. The larvae occur in soil and decaying matter, and both adults and larvae are predatory. The larvae move with a wiggly motion and are often confused with worms. 3000 Volt Electric Fly Swatter Our extremely powerful 3000 volt electric fly swatter kills flies and insects instantly.  One powerful zap with this bug zapper leaves no mess! Forget [...]

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Stalk Eyed Fly

Stalk Eyed Fly Information Learn everything about the Stalk Eyed Fly. Stalk-eyed fly, (family Diopsidae), any member of a family of unusual-looking flies (order Diptera) that have their eyes mounted on long stalks near the antennae. This arrangement, although advantageous to vision, is an aerodynamic handicap. The adults of the one species in North America (Sphyracephala brevicornis) are sometimes found on skunk cabbage. In all species the larvae live and feed on wet organic matter in marsh or bog habitats. All other species are tropical. 3000 Volt Electric Fly Swatter Our extremely powerful 3000 volt electric fly swatter kills flies [...]

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Soldier Fly

Soldier Fly Information Learn everything about the Soldier Fly. Soldier fly, any member of the insect family Stratiomyidae (order Diptera), recognizable by the pattern of veins on its wings. Soldier flies may have a broad, flattened abdomen (Stratiomys) or an elongated abdomen that narrows at the base (Ptecticus). Often brightly coloured with yellow, green, or black stripes, these flies resemble bees or wasps and are usually found around flowers. The wormlike larvae are either carnivorous or herbivorous and live in a variety of habitats—e.g., water, decaying organic matter, and vegetables. Pupation occurs in the larval skin. 3000 Volt Electric Fly [...]

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Snipe Fly

Snipe Fly Information Learn everything about the Snipe Fly. Snipe fly, (family Rhagionidae), any member of a family of insects in the fly order, Diptera, that are dark-coloured and between 8 and 15 mm (0.3 and 0.6 inch) long and have a rounded head, posteriorly tapering abdomen, and long legs. Adults are usually found in wooded areas, and the larvae are found in soil or water. Although both adults and larvae are predacious, most snipe flies do not bite people. However, females of the genus Symphoromyia suck blood and are common pests on the Pacific coast of North America. 3000 [...]

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Shore Fly

Shore Fly Information Learn everything about the Shore Fly. Shore fly, (family Ephydridae), any member of a family of insects in the fly order, Diptera, that are small, dark coloured, and commonly found in great numbers around ponds, streams, and the seashore. Most larvae are aquatic, and some species can tolerate highly saline or alkaline waters—such as Ephydra riparia, a species that inhabits the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Another interesting species is the carnivorous petroleum fly (Helaeomyia petrolei), which lives and breeds in pools of crude petroleum and feeds on trapped insects. At one time, Indians in the western [...]

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Sand Fly

Sand Fly Information Learn everything about the Sand Fly. Sand fly, any insect of the family Phlebotomidae (sometimes considered part of the family Psychodidae) of the order Diptera. The aquatic larvae live in the intertidal zone of coastal beaches, in mud, or in wet organic debris. Sand flies are of considerable medical importance: around the Mediterranean and in southern Asia, Phlebotomus transmits the pappataci fever virus; and in parts of South America, Africa, and Asia it carries the protozoan parasites causing kala azar, Oriental sore, espundia, and bartonellosis. The name sand fly is also used for certain species of the [...]

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Rust Fly

Rust Fly Information Learn everything about the Rust Fly. Rust fly, (family Psilidae), any of a group of insects (order Diptera) that are small, slender, brownish flies with long antennae. The larvae feed on plants and may be garden pests. The carrot rust fly (Psila rosae; also known as Chamaepsila rosae) often damages carrots, celery, and related plants. 3000 Volt Electric Fly Swatter Our extremely powerful 3000 volt electric fly swatter kills flies and insects instantly.  One powerful zap with this bug zapper leaves no mess! Forget about smashing insects on the walls or scratching your skin raw when you [...]

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Picture Winged Fly

Picture Winged Fly Information Learn everything about the Picture Winged Fly. Picture-winged fly, (family Otitidae), also called otitid fly, any member of a family of insects in the fly order, Diptera, that are small and have wings that are spotted or banded with black, brown, or yellow. They are commonly found in moist places or on flowers. Adults feed on nectar or fluids from decaying plant material. Larvae feed on dung and on decaying underground plant parts such as bulbs, tubers, and roots, within stems, and occasionally on healthy plant tissue. 3000 Volt Electric Fly Swatter Our extremely powerful 3000 [...]

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Phantom Midge

Phantom Midge Information Learn everything about the Phantom Midge. Phantom midge, any insect of the family Chaoboridae (order Diptera), similar in appearance to the mosquito. The common name is derived from the fact that the larvae are almost transparent. Their antennae are modified into grasping organs. The larvae, found in pools, often feed on mosquito larvae. The adults do not bite. 3000 Volt Electric Fly Swatter Our extremely powerful 3000 volt electric fly swatter kills flies and insects instantly.  One powerful zap with this bug zapper leaves no mess! Forget about smashing insects on the walls or scratching your skin [...]

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