There are a total of 12 North American Flies in the Insect Identification database. Entries are listed below in alphabetical order.
Bee-Like Tachinid Fly Identifying Colors: black, red, orange, yellow Bee-Like Tachinid Fly larvae are lethal predators to insects people may find problematic. Most of these fly larvae feed on th... READ MORE
Cranefly Identifying Colors: brown; gray; gold Though they look like giant mosquitoes, they are not mosquitoes. Craneflies do not bite, they do not have a long proboscis (s... READ MORE
Flower Fly Identifying Colors: black; white; yellow This fly looks like a wasp and is a fine mimic. Despite similar physical appearance and even flight behavior, the Flower Fly ... READ MORE
Hover Fly Identifying Colors: brown; black; yellow Although it looks like a wasp or bee, this species of fly cannot bite or sting. The Hover Fly is able to stay in one place as... READ MORE
Long-legged Fly Identifying Colors: green, black, red, brown This metallic green, copper or blue fly with bright red eyes can be found wandering between leaves in a forest, flowers in a ... READ MORE
Mydas Fly Identifying Colors: black; yellow; orange; red This family of flies comprises some of the largest flies in North America. Some of the species can get as long as 60mm (2 in... READ MORE
Robber Fly (Diogmites) Identifying Colors: brown; red; green; black Robber flies eat biting flies and other flying insects like bees, butterflies and wasps. This species likes bees and dragonf... READ MORE
Robber Fly (Efferia) Identifying Colors: white; black; gray; brown Robberflies are considered 'hanging thieves' becaue they use their arms to suspend themselves from twigs and branches and ste... READ MORE
Robberfly (Promachus) Identifying Colors: brown, black, white, orange, ivory Robberflies eat all sorts of other flies as well as bees, wasps, beetles and butterflies. If it flies and they can catch it, ... READ MORE
Small House Fly Identifying Colors: black; red Male Small House Flies form swarms in the summer. Females lay their eggs in animal/human feces or on dead and decaying anima... READ MORE
Snow Mosquito Identifying Colors: brown, black The Snow Mosquito is a special species of mosquito commonly limited to northern portions of the United States. The Snow Mosqu... READ MORE
Tachinid Fly Identifying Colors: red; black; brown; orange Tachinid Fly larvae are efficient pest controllers for certain moth species. This particular species parasitizes some tiger m... READ MORE
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