Bury Wildlife

Flies Diptera 3

Yellow Dung Fly Scathophaga stercoraria The adult fly is mainly carnivorous and catches smaller insects, but also eats nectar. This fly lays its eggs mainly on cow manure.

 

Scathophaga inquinata found near water stil associated with cow maure common.

Scathophagidae - Dung flies

Anthomyiidae - Root-maggot flies

Hydrophoria lancifer It is a hairy beige-brown fly, Common in woods breeds in dung.

 

Anthomyia procellaris (the black spot on the side of the thorax extends down to the wing base);dances before rain common on umbellifers

Calliphoridae - Blow-flies

lucilia caesar green bottle HabitatUnlike its cousin the bluebottle, this species rarely comes into houses and is usually seen on flowers and vegetation, or sunning in a sheltered spot. Carrion cmmon

 

Lucilia illustris green bottle HabitatUnlike its cousin the bluebottle, this species rarely comes into houses and is usually seen on flowers and vegetation, or sunning in a sheltered spot Carrion common

 

blue bottle Calliphora vicina carrion fly common.

 

Pollenia do not present a health hazard because they do not lay eggs in human food. They are strictly parasitic on earthworms where the larvae then infest them. many species common

Ulidiidae - Picture-winged flies

Seioptera vibrans Feed on pollen from plants such as Hogweed and on small insects 5mm common.

Chloropidae - Grass flies

Thaumatomyia notata other similar species so tentative can be a small pest called  Yellow Swarming Fly predate aphids on flowers. commmon

Tephritidae - Fruit flies

Urophora stylata Has distinctive wing pattern, dark body creamy  scutellum and  eyes orangey-green. lasys eggs in thistles.

 

Xyphosia miliaria cause galls on thistles. Common and small

 

Nemopoda nitidula small often seen resting on vegetation resembles ants breeds in dung. common

 

Sepsis fulgens same asabove but also dances when mating common

Sepsidae - Ensign flies

Sciomyzidae - Marsh flies

Ilione albiseta These are snail-killing flies because their larvae parasitise snails and are found near water common,

 

Sciomyzidae - Tetanocera Fly orange black wings lays its eggs in snails,

Bibionidae

Xyphosia miliaria (Tephritidae)

 

Tricholauxania praeusta? (Lauxaniidae)

 

St Mark's Fly - Bibio marci Named after St. Marks day, 25th April, when they appear . larvae feed on grass roots, leaf mould and decaying matter

 

Bibio Pomonae tentaive also knowm as heather fly