Order Diptera

Dipteran - two-winged flies. Taxonomists believe that this group is the most developed. These insects have one pair wings. The second pair was reduced. The dipteran is various flies, mosquitoes, etc.

Order Diptera is a group of insects which plays an important part in the mankind live. False stable fly, mosquitoes, gadflies, horse-flies, etc. are carriers of diseases. The flies make danger to agricultural plants. At the same time, without flies all the Earth could be jammed with decaying remains of plants and animals. There are parasitoids among flies, which contaminate and kill pests. There are predators which catch even their own brothers.


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Photo 8 Ц cabbage crane fly (Tipula oleracea).

Photo 5, 9, 11, 27, and 29 Ц syrphid flies: samples of mimicry, when flies are similar to bee or wasp. When syrphid flies are flying, they are very difficultly distinguished from wasps. Photo 9 Ц (Eristalis tenax). Photo 27 Ц (Syrphus ribesi), its larva eats aphids (see the page Order Homoptera), according to the reference data, the larva sucks about 100 of aphids per a day. Photo 29 Ц syrphid fly Helophilus trivittatus. All the syrphid flies are good pollinator.

Photo 12 Ц parasite tick on a fly (red spot under thorax).

Photo 13 Ц fly gets out of pupa, wings are not yet developed.

Photos 18 and 19 Ц fly-parasitoid. Author of this notice received those flies from a sphinx pupa instead of butterfly.

Photo 28 Ц fly puparium, in which there is pupa of fly eating cabbage.

Photo 30 Ц northern house mosquito (Culex pipiens).


Larva of northern house mosquito (Culex pipiens) breathing on water surface.
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