Fly in the Sky

Posted Jul 25, 2008
Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
large black and yellow fly

Even for an "insectophileā€¯, I have never had much fondness for flies. However, I have developed an appreciation for them. They are not only the annoying pests that hover on food and walk distractingly like black dots on your television. Flies do actually play an important role in the ecosystem, serving as catalysts for the breakdown of dead materials as well as supplying food for a multitude of otherwise more fascinating creatures.

The flies on this page are a few of the more bizarre ones I've found in the last couple of years.


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Robber Fly Face Photo

This large furry fly is some kind of robber fly or a Sackens Bee Hunter.

bee mimmick

If I am correct, this is a large fly that mimmicks a wasp.

Bee Fly

Photo of a bee fly hovering inches off the dry ground. I photographed this fly just east of Kansas City, Missouri.