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mikeburchett

Date

July 2022

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naturalnortheast

Date

July 28, 2022 05:45 AM PDT

Description

On Eriophyllum staechadifolium

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argonauta

Date

August 5, 2022 11:54 AM ADT

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

Date

July 24, 2022 11:32 AM MST

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Lauxaniid Flies (Family Lauxaniidae)

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hmac73

Date

May 20, 2022 07:42 PM MDT

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johnlenagan

Date

May 13, 2022 07:52 PM CST

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What

Fruit, Signal, and Picture-winged Flies (Superfamily Tephritoidea)

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pam-piombino

Date

June 17, 2021 08:56 AM MDT

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farkleberry

Date

September 5, 2019 02:06 PM MST

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joemdo

Date

July 27, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

Description

I set up three sheets at Mitchell's Landing in Big Cypress National Preserve for blacklighting. I usually try to document just about everything, with a bit of a bias for the big and flashy but usually also with an eye for tiny and unusual stuff but because it was Moth Week, I almost exclusively photographed moths.

I finished setting up the last sheet around 11:30PM and then a strong storm rolled through, totally drenching my sheets and lights. I picked up two of the sheets and lights but left the bioquip one on since it was protected from the rain. I only snapped two pics at one of the sheets that I took down early and the rest are from the first sheet that I left up and running until around 1:30AM

1: Mitchell's Landing campground, first campground area. Bioquip blacklight hooked up to the campground outlet.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?d1=2022-07-26&d2=2022-07-27&nelat=25.755746895753024&nelng=-80.92789229991335&order=asc&order_by=observed_on&place_id=any&project_id=blacklighting-florida&swlat=25.75508256428238&swlng=-80.93072799107044&user_id=joemdo

2: Mitchell's Landing campground, second campground. Sheet hung up on side of bathroom facing open area. 2 DJ blacklights connected to USB powerpack. Only snapped 2 pics due to the weather
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?d1=2022-07-26&d2=2022-07-27&nelat=25.75569903798286&nelng=-80.92534458854625&order=asc&order_by=observed_on&place_id=any&project_id=blacklighting-florida&swlat=25.755034706244466&swlng=-80.92853507616947&user_id=joemdo

3: Mitchell's Landing campground near the airboat ramp. 2 DJ blacklights connected to USB powerpack. Had to pick this sheet up without any photos because it was soaked and I needed to downsize my efforts :-(

Here's a video showing the DJ blacklights in action at the Pinecrest campground (Big Cypress) from Summer 2019: https://youtu.be/tavmTa7WoPk

Info about the cheapy DJ blacklights used on the second and third sheet, great for getting started with blacklighting: https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/damontighe/11836-diy-moth-light

Blacklighting project for Florida on iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/blacklighting-florida

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What

Acalyptrate Flies (Zoosubsection Acalyptratae)

Observer

david99

Date

May 10, 2022 03:10 PM PDT

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What

Coltsfoot Fly (Acidia cognata)

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michelarrivee

Date

July 21, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

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What

Lance Flies (Family Lonchaeidae)

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nsouc

Date

August 10, 2021 06:53 PM EDT

Description

For the larger black one

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carabid_47

Date

July 18, 2022 10:40 AM PDT

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What

Tiger Flies (Genus Coenosia)

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nickbelliveau

Date

July 17, 2022 09:59 AM ADT

Description

Spider in separate observation.

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edoswalt

Date

July 6, 2022 01:48 PM PDT

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What

Coltsfoot Fly (Acidia cognata)

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benarmstrong

Date

July 12, 2022 02:24 PM ADT

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tomkennedy

Date

July 10, 2022 03:08 PM MDT

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What

Banded-wing Flies (Genus Chaetopsis)

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agroservicios

Date

July 9, 2022 10:38 AM CDT

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azf55

Date

June 10, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

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jciv

Date

June 22, 2022 01:41 AM CDT

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Date

October 31, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

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Date

December 12, 2021 02:08 PM EST

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What

Flutter-wing Flies (Family Pallopteridae)

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carabid_47

Date

July 3, 2022 12:11 PM PDT

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paola771

Date

July 3, 2022 07:32 PM CDT

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pgmay

Date

July 1, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

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captbillp

Date

July 1, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

Description

Although not a great photo, I can see two ants and a fly sharing bird waste on a leaf.

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What

Fruit, Signal, and Picture-winged Flies (Superfamily Tephritoidea)

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axarus

Date

June 30, 2022 11:12 AM PDT

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cypselurus

Date

June 24, 2022 06:36 PM EDT

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tshahan

Date

June 2022

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

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lenachiasson

Date

June 4, 2022 11:03 AM ADT

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What

Acalyptrate Flies (Zoosubsection Acalyptratae)

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tsirtalis

Date

June 2022

Description

Military land, no public access. Location to be obscured for at least one year.

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What

Brachyceran Flies (Suborder Brachycera)

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sergioserch

Date

June 18, 2022 08:39 AM CDT

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twillrichardson

Date

June 17, 2022 08:59 AM PDT

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jasonheadley

Date

June 2022

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Date

May 28, 2022 10:23 AM PDT

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

June 10, 2022 05:56 PM PDT

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

June 10, 2022 05:55 PM PDT

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benzerante

Date

June 13, 2022 08:41 AM CDT

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

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bee-worldly

Date

May 27, 2022 05:30 PM PDT

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sabacon

Date

June 11, 2022 02:11 PM EDT

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

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iheartmollusks

Date

May 26, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

Description

?? Maybe on bird poop?

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What

Dancing Kiss Fly (Platystoma seminationis)

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chdphoto

Date

June 5, 2022 11:07 AM CDT

Description

Malone Park

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What

Fruit, Signal, and Picture-winged Flies (Superfamily Tephritoidea)

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david99

Date

June 5, 2022 09:41 PM PDT

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What

Fruit, Signal, and Picture-winged Flies (Superfamily Tephritoidea)

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joemdo

Date

June 5, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

Description

I came out for some blacklighting after pre Tropical Storm Alex crossed Florida from the west, passing near Lake Okeechobee. South Florida was doused with rain, some places reported 10+ inches in Miami-Dade county. Most of the rain stopped in the early evening. There was light wind and a small shower that passed over while I was blacklighting. Moon was illuminated around 26%, temps in the mid to high 70's.

I set up three sheets in total and the one near the beginning of the Anhinga Trail was dominated by aquatic insects including toe biters and water scavenger beetles. This observation is from the second sheet described below.

1: Near the beginning of the Anhinga Trail, facing North, lit by a bioquip blacklight connected to battery with 12v outlet made for jumping car/inflating tires:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=any&d1=2022-06-04&d2=2022-06-05&nelat=25.38251535211241&nelng=-80.60699945111232&order=asc&order_by=observed_on&place_id=any&project_id=blacklighting-florida&swlat=25.381848946886805&swlng=-80.60983454604106&user_id=joemdo

2: Close to the beginning of the Old Ingraham Highway trail close to Royal Palm Visitors Center. Lit by two DJ blacklights connected to USB battery pack:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=any&d1=2022-06-04&d2=2022-06-05&nelat=25.382105242961273&nelng=-80.60959391640706&order=asc&order_by=observed_on&place_id=any&project_id=blacklighting-florida&swlat=25.38143883547254&swlng=-80.61031408952756&user_id=joemdo

3: Further down the Old Ingraham Highway, but still not very far down the trail. Lit by two DJ blacklights connected to USB battery pack:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=any&d1=2022-06-04&d2=2022-06-05&nelat=25.382121221097417&nelng=-80.61009460990776&order=asc&order_by=observed_on&place_id=any&project_id=blacklighting-florida&swlat=25.38145481369685&swlng=-80.61081478302826&user_id=joemdo

All of my blacklighting observations from tonight:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=any&d1=2022-06-04&d2=2022-06-05&order=asc&order_by=observed_on&place_id=any&project_id=blacklighting-florida&user_id=joemdo

Here's a video showing the DJ blacklights in action at the Pinecrest campground (Big Cypress) from Summer 2019: https://youtu.be/tavmTa7WoPk

Info about the cheapy DJ blacklights used on the second and third sheet, great for getting started with blacklighting: https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/damontighe/11836-diy-moth-light

Blacklighting project for Florida on iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/blacklighting-florida

I met Jesse and Ellie soon after setting up the first sheet Old Ingraham Highway sheet and then Max, Michael and a couple of their friends after setting up the sheet near the opening of the Anhinga Trail.

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What

Brachyceran Flies (Suborder Brachycera)

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chilipossum

Date

May 30, 2022 11:59 AM PDT

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What

Brachyceran Flies (Suborder Brachycera)

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beniiiii

Date

May 28, 2022 07:26 PM EDT

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What

Brachyceran Flies (Suborder Brachycera)

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beniiiii

Date

May 28, 2022 07:24 PM EDT

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anewmark

Date

May 28, 2022 10:23 AM PDT

Description

On Ericameria nauseosa

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What

Dancing Kiss Fly (Platystoma seminationis)

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harpo

Date

May 27, 2022 11:58 AM CDT

Description

on Bur Oak leaf

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What

Frit Flies (Family Chloropidae)

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raycama

Date

May 2022

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

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lydiamc

Date

May 28, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

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marcodehaas

Date

February 8, 2022 01:45 PM UTC

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bugsandbirds

Date

May 22, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

Description

not sure if right wing was just filling in or is permanently damaged.

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What

Wing-waving Flies (Family Ulidiidae)

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eebee

Date

May 2022

Description

CV suggested Euxesta but I don't see any other records around here.

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robvanepps

Date

May 6, 2022 05:28 PM EDT

Description

Guessing Sunflower Maggot Fly (Strauzia longipennis) but would like confirmation.

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

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gokey

Date

April 29, 2022 02:24 PM CDT

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tjeales

Date

July 13, 2019 07:56 AM AEST

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

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lpbateman

Date

July 2021

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xpda

Date

May 17, 2022 10:22 PM MDT

Description

Size: 3.5 mm

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madelyngcollins

Date

May 11, 2022 04:35 PM EDT

Description

I do not know what this is but I believe it is a fly.

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What

Scarab Pursuing Flies (Family Pyrgotidae)

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gaudettelaura

Date

April 30, 2022 09:13 PM EDT

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What

Fruit Flies (Family Tephritidae)

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jmillsand

Date

May 2022

Description

Ovipositing? On coyote brush

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rorywills

Date

December 30, 2021 12:12 PM CST

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What

Acalyptrate Flies (Zoosubsection Acalyptratae)

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hubertszcz

Date

April 29, 2022 11:56 PM EST

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liliumtbn

Date

May 10, 2022 04:55 PM EDT

Description

sweepnet

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naturephotosuze

Date

March 31, 2020 12:36 PM PDT

Description

Carrizo Plain

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What

Cyclorrhaphan Flies (Infraorder Cyclorrhapha)

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jenniferarrow7

Date

May 30, 2020 01:24 PM PDT

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

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finatic

Date

April 20, 2019 09:51 AM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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biohexx1

Date

April 7, 2021 12:05 PM PDT

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biohexx1

Date

April 30, 2018 12:56 PM PDT

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parke2

Date

April 21, 2019 11:26 AM PDT

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

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glmory

Date

December 24, 2016 11:18 PM PST

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dlbowls

Date

March 1, 2019 01:27 PM PST

Description

On Thick-leaved Yerba Santa.

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

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redrovertracy

Date

July 2, 2019 10:27 AM PDT

Description

In the sand. It flies but spends more time crawling, very quickly.

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kschnei

Date

September 3, 2019

Description

Caught in Malaise trap 31 August - 7 September 2019, photos taken at California Academy of Sciences, also posted to BG here:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1751499

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

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scottj1212

Date

June 1, 2021 10:02 PM PDT

Description

I found this fly in some dirt by my water hose in Thousand Oaks. It is very small (about 1.5mm). It has wings so it is in the subclass Pterygota. It has halteres, large eyes, no chewing mouthparts, and 3 pairs of legs so I know it is diptera.

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cfhollo

Date

April 30, 2022 04:43 PM PDT

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cfhollo

Date

April 30, 2022 04:43 PM PDT

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stenthesnake

Date

March 18, 2022 10:14 AM -05

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

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leo_alvalc

Date

February 28, 2022 03:27 PM CST

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fedecrc

Date

May 2, 2022 09:59 PM CST

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miller_museum

Date

June 28, 2021 03:45 PM MDT

Description

Collector: C.D.
Elev: 5554'
Temp: 72 °F
MMEW# 836
Attracted to White Vehicles. Several hanging around, landing on vans.

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watercolorist

Date

February 25, 2022 02:02 PM PST

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spencerpote

Date

June 11, 2021 02:00 PM EDT

Description

Amazing color!

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naturephotosuze

Date

March 23, 2022 09:45 AM PDT

Description

Carrizo Plain

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naturephotosuze

Date

March 23, 2022 12:18 PM PDT

Description

Carrizo Plain

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bradmoon

Date

April 19, 2022 12:40 PM CDT

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sambiology

Date

April 17, 2022 09:40 AM CDT

Description

Had such a tremendous time at Gus Engeling WMA -- I'd argue that this is one of the best places to see wildlife in Texas! Love this place! :)

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What

Sunflower Maggot Fly (Strauzia longipennis)

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ozarkpoppy

Date

April 18, 2022 02:37 PM PDT

Description

capps creek

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sambiology

Date

April 17, 2022 09:40 AM CDT

Description

Had such a tremendous time at Gus Engeling WMA -- I'd argue that this is one of the best places to see wildlife in Texas! Love this place! :)

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

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kcthetc1

Date

April 17, 2022 05:44 PM EDT

Description

Gathered in mass at the corner of a plastic tote that I had recently filled with finely shredded Oak leaves. There were a number of flies hovering over the shredded leaves, but I cannot say for sure if they were one in the same species.

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lin-sun-fong

Date

December 25, 2019 04:14 PM UTC

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What

Waved Light Fly (Pyrgota undata)

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nkowalske

Date

April 16, 2022 08:20 AM -05

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treegremlin

Date

March 12, 2022 11:04 AM HST

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ecarpe

Date

April 13, 2022 06:04 AM CDT

Description

?? not sure where to place this.

Flew off before I could get a good pic. Small. Behavior-wise, it seemed like a signal/fruit fly with the way it held and moved its wings.

Closest I can come is Coniceps niger (https://bugguide.net/node/view/215947) which is in this area. What little I can see with wing venation seems okay for this too.

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Flies (Order Diptera)

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kyukich

Date

March 16, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

Tags

fly

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hubertszcz

Date

February 22, 2022 09:03 AM CST

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What

Waltzing Fly (Prochyliza xanthostoma)

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treegrow

Date

April 2, 2022 04:40 PM EDT

Description

Near a dead rat

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 2022

Description

Not happy with any of the AI suggestions :-) This small fly waggled its wings independently and walked, rather than flew, when disturbed.