Hover Flies


Description Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies, sweat bees or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, [...]

Horse Flies


Description Horse-flies (for other names, see common names) are true flies in the family Tabanidae in the insect order Diptera. They are often large and agile in flight, and the females bite animals, including humans, in order to obtain blood. They prefer to fly in sunlight, avoiding dark and shady areas, and are inactive at [...]

Fruit Fly


Description Fruit Flies are small to medium sized flies. This species has bright red eyes. When at rest, they often hold their wings outwards like paddles. This fly is larger than the Vinegar Flies which also feed on fruit. The size is 7mm, Fruit Flies can often seen around fruit trees. Tephritids are small to [...]

Flesh Flies


Description Flies in the family Sarcophagidae (from the Greek σάρκο sarco- = flesh, φάγε phage = eating; the same roots as the word "sarcophagus") are commonly known as flesh flies. They differ from most flies in that they are ovoviviparous, opportunistically depositing hatched or hatching maggots instead of eggs on carrion, dung, decaying material, or [...]

Long-legged Flies


Description Dolichopodidae, the long-legged flies, are a large, cosmopolitan family of true flies with more than 7,000 described species in about 230 genera. The genus Dolichopus is the most speciose, with some 600 species. Dolichopodidae generally are small flies with large, prominent eyes and a metallic cast to their appearance, though there is considerable variation [...]

Crane fly


Description Crane fly is a common name referring to any member of the family Tipulidae of insects in the order Diptera, true flies in the superfamily Tipuloidea. Cylindrotominae, Limoniinae, and Pediciinae have been ranked as subfamilies of Tipulidae by most authors though occasionally elevated to family rank. In the most recent classifications, only Pediciidae is [...]

Bush Flies


Description Musca vetustissima — commonly known as the Australian bush fly — is a species of fly found in Australia. It is the specific fly that has given rise to the expression "Aussie salute". This species of Dichaetomyia has reddish brown body and red eyes. The body is stocky with strong bristles. These flies are related [...]



Description This Blowfly has a bright orange yellow head and brilliant metallic blue body with black cross bands on abdomen. It looks similar to the Snail Parasite Blowfly but does not have the large white spots. Not sure if it a different species of just a colour variation? Most species of blowflies lay their eggs [...]