A common outdoor and indoor pest is the fly - represented by some 20,000 known species in North American alone.
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There are a total of 11 North American Flies in the Insect Identification database. Entries are listed below in alphabetical order.
Cranefly Identifying Colors: brown; gray; gold Though they look like giant mosquitoes, they are not mosquitoes. Craneflies do not bite and they do not have a long proboscis... READ MORE
Flower Fly Identifying Colors: black; white; yellow This fly looks like a bee or wasp, taking full advantage of mimicry. The coloration wards off would-be predators. Upon clos... 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.
Larvae feed on aphids (smaller insects t... 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 This family of flies comprises some of the largest flies in North America. They can get as long as 60mm (2 inches). They ar... READ MORE
Robber Fly (Diogmites) Identifying Colors: brown; red; green; black Robber flies eat biting flies and other flying insects. This species likes bees and dragonflies as well as biting flies. Du... READ MORE
Robber Fly (Efferia) Identifying Colors: white; black; gray; brown Robber flies eat biting flies and other flying insects. They chase them in flight, overtake them and suck out the victim's i... READ MORE
Robberfly (Promachus) Identifying Colors: brown, black, white, orange, ivory Robber flies eat biting flies and other flying insects.
During the day, they hang from branches or objects near the grou... READ MORE
Small House Fly Identifying Colors: black; red Though half the size and thinner than the normal House Fly (Musca domestica), the Small House Fly shares similar traits.
M... READ MORE
Snow Mosquito Identifying Colors: brown The Snow Mosquito is a special breed of mosquito commonly limited to northern portions of the United States. The Snow Mosquit... READ MORE
Tachinid Fly Identifying Colors: red; black; brown; yellow Tachinid flies are lethal predators to the insects they feed on. Most feed on the caterpillars of moths. Because of their di... READ MORE
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