"Diptera" means "Two-wing".

Flies have one pair of wings and one pair of haltares.

"The fly that does not want to be swatted is safest if it sits on the fly-swat." ~ G. C. Lichtenberg

Tiger crane fly - Nephrotoma suturalis wulpiana

2 photos
Tiger crane fly - Nephrotoma suturalis wulpiana

Crane fly - Tipula (triplicitipula) praecisa

11 photos
Crane fly - Tipula (triplicitipula) praecisa

Crane fly - Unidentified sp.

1 photos
Crane fly - Unidentified sp.

Limoniid crane fly - Unidentified sp. (possible Trimicra pilipes)

2 photos
Limoniid crane fly - Unidentified sp.  (possible Trimicra pilipes)

Limoniid crane fly - Limonia sp. (subgenus Geranomyia)

2 photos
Limoniid crane fly - Limonia sp.  (subgenus Geranomyia)

Crane fly - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Crane fly - Unidentified sp.

Giant western crane fly - Holorusia hespera

1 photos
Giant western crane fly - Holorusia hespera

Crane fly - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Crane fly - Unidentified sp.

Mosquito - Culiseta incidens

2 photos
Mosquito - Culiseta incidens

Mosquito - Anopheles sp

2 photos
Mosquito - Anopheles  sp

Midges - Famly Chironomidae

8 photos
Midges - Famly Chironomidae

Dixid midge - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Dixid midge - Unidentified sp.

Locust gall midge - Obolodiplosis robiniae

3 photos
Locust gall midge - Obolodiplosis robiniae

Vinegar fly - Family Drosophilidae (Vinegar Flies)

2 photos
Vinegar fly - Family Drosophilidae (Vinegar Flies)

Pomace flies - Family Drosophilidae

2 photos
Pomace flies - Family Drosophilidae

March fly - Bibio albipennis

8 photos
March fly - Bibio albipennis

March fly - Dilophus sp.

3 photos
March fly - Dilophus sp.

Black soldier fly - Hermita illucens

4 photos
Black soldier fly - Hermita illucens

Stiletto fly 1 - Ozodiceromyia sp.

1 photos
Stiletto fly 1 - Ozodiceromyia sp.

Stiletto fly 2 - Ozodiceromyia nigrimana

3 photos
Stiletto fly 2 - Ozodiceromyia nigrimana

Stiletto fly 3 -Thereva nebulosa

1 photos
Stiletto fly 3 -Thereva nebulosa

Freeloader Flies - Family Milichiidae

8 photos
Freeloader Flies - Family Milichiidae

Bumble bee robber fly - Mallaphora fautrix faucticuides

18 photos
Bumble bee robber fly - Mallaphora fautrix faucticuides

Robber fly - Machimus sp.

2 photos
Robber fly - Machimus sp.

Robber fly - Machimus sp.

1 photos
Robber fly - Machimus sp.

Robber fly - Efferia albibarbis

1 photos
Robber fly - Efferia albibarbis

Robber Fly - Saropogon luteus

1 photos
Robber Fly - Saropogon luteus

Bee fly 1 - Ligyra gazophylax

5 photos
Bee fly 1 - Ligyra gazophylax

Bee fly 2 - Villa sp.

8 photos
Bee fly 2 - Villa sp.

Bee fly 10 - Villa sp.

2 photos
Bee fly 10 - Villa sp.

Bee fly - Exoprosopa sp.

4 photos
Bee fly - Exoprosopa sp.

Bee fly 3 - Poecilanthrax arethusa

9 photos
Bee fly 3 - Poecilanthrax arethusa

Sinuous bee fly - Hemipenthes sinuosa

2 photos
Sinuous bee fly - Hemipenthes sinuosa

Bee fly 4 - Bombylius sp.

1 photos
Bee fly 4 - Bombylius sp.

Bee fly 5 - Xenox habrosus

3 photos
Bee fly 5 - Xenox habrosus

Bee fly - Paravilla (syrtis?)

2 photos
Bee fly - Paravilla (syrtis?)

Bee Fly - Geron sp.

2 photos
Bee Fly - Geron sp.

Bee fly - Geron sp.

2 photos
Bee fly - Geron sp.

Bee fly - Neacreotrichus sp.

2 photos
Bee fly - Neacreotrichus sp.

Long-legged fly 1 - Unidentified sp.

1 photos
Long-legged fly 1 - Unidentified sp.

Long-legged fly 2 - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Long-legged fly 2 - Unidentified sp.

Long-legged Fly 5 - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Long-legged Fly 5 - Unidentified sp.

Long-legged flies - Unidentified spp.

4 photos
Long-legged flies - Unidentified spp.

Woodpecker fly - Medetera sp.

2 photos
Woodpecker fly - Medetera sp.

Yellow jacket mimic - Chrysotoxum sp.

2 photos
Yellow jacket mimic - Chrysotoxum sp.

Cactus fly - Copestylum mexicanum

11 photos
Cactus fly - Copestylum mexicanum

Flower fly - Copestylum avidum

4 photos
Flower fly - Copestylum avidum

Flower fly - Copestylum marginatum

3 photos
Flower fly - Copestylum marginatum

Flower fly - Eristalinus aenus

4 photos
Flower fly - Eristalinus aenus

Stripe-eyed flower fly - Eristalinus taeniops

8 photos
Stripe-eyed flower fly - Eristalinus taeniops

Flower fly -Palpada alhambra

1 photos
Flower fly -Palpada alhambra

Flower fly - Palpada sp. (Palpada vinetorum and/or alhambra?)

8 photos
Flower fly - Palpada sp. (Palpada vinetorum and/or alhambra?)

Drone fly - Eristalis tenax

6 photos
Drone fly - Eristalis tenax

Drone fly - Eristalis stipator

4 photos
Drone fly - Eristalis stipator

Drone fly - Eristalis and/or Palpada spp.?

17 photos
Drone fly - Eristalis and/or Palpada spp.?

Bird hover fly - Eupeodes volucris

7 photos
Bird hover fly - Eupeodes volucris

Flower fly - Eupeodes sp.

5 photos
Flower fly - Eupeodes sp.

Common oblique syrphid - Allograpta obliqua

17 photos
Common oblique syrphid - Allograpta obliqua

Flower fly - Allograpta micrura

2 photos
Flower fly - Allograpta micrura

Flower fly - Sphaerophoria contigua

1 photos
Flower fly - Sphaerophoria contigua

Flower fly - Sphaerophoria sulphuripes

3 photos
Flower fly - Sphaerophoria sulphuripes

Flower fly - Sphaerophoria sp.

2 photos
Flower  fly - Sphaerophoria sp.

Flower fly 11 - Platycheirus obscurus

1 photos
Flower fly 11 - Platycheirus obscurus

Margined Calligrapher - Toxomerus marginatus

8 photos
Margined Calligrapher - Toxomerus marginatus

Flower fly -Toxomerus occidentalis

2 photos
Flower fly -Toxomerus occidentalis

Four-Speckled Hoverfly - Dioprosopa clavata

9 photos
Four-Speckled Hoverfly - Dioprosopa clavata

Flower fly - Ocyptamus lemur

3 photos
Flower fly - Ocyptamus lemur

Thick-legged hoverfly - Syritta pipiens

26 photos
Thick-legged hoverfly - Syritta pipiens

Little blood-red flower fly - Paragus haemorrhous

9 photos
Little blood-red flower fly - Paragus haemorrhous

Flower fly - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Flower fly - Unidentified sp.

Flower fly - Unidentified sp.

1 photos
Flower fly  - Unidentified sp.

Flower fly 12 - Eumerus sp.

1 photos
Flower fly 12 - Eumerus sp.

Latrine fly - Chrysomya megacephala

3 photos
Latrine fly - Chrysomya megacephala

Greenbottle fly - Lucilia sericata

19 photos
Greenbottle fly - Lucilia sericata

Copperbottle fly - Lucilia cuprina

4 photos
Copperbottle fly - Lucilia cuprina

Bluebottle fly - Calliphora sp.

2 photos
Bluebottle fly - Calliphora sp.

Blow fly - Calliphora sp.

2 photos
Blow fly - Calliphora sp.

Fruit fly - Dioxyna picciola

5 photos
Fruit fly - Dioxyna picciola

Cluster fly - Pollenia spp.

5 photos
Cluster fly - Pollenia spp.

Flesh fly - Sarcophaga sp.

7 photos
Flesh fly - Sarcophaga sp.

Satellite fly??? - Unidentified sp.

3 photos
Satellite fly??? - Unidentified sp.

Root-maggot fly - Unidentified sp.

8 photos
Root-maggot fly - Unidentified sp.

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot - Atherigona reversura

2 photos
Bermudagrass Stem Maggot - Atherigona reversura

Tachinid fly - Gymnosoma sp.

2 photos
Tachinid fly - Gymnosoma sp.

Elongate tachinid fly - Cylindromyia sp.

3 photos
Elongate tachinid fly - Cylindromyia sp.

Tachinid fly - Archytas apicifer

8 photos
Tachinid fly - Archytas apicifer

Tachinid fly - Peleteria sp.

15 photos
Tachinid fly - Peleteria sp.

Tachinid fly - Peleteria sp.

2 photos
Tachinid fly - Peleteria sp.

Tachinid - Leschenaultia sp.

1 photos
Tachinid - Leschenaultia sp.

Tachinid fly - Chetogena sp

4 photos
Tachinid fly - Chetogena sp

Tachnid fly - Clausicella setigera

4 photos
Tachnid fly - Clausicella setigera

Tachinid fly - Unidentified sp.

3 photos
Tachinid fly - Unidentified sp.

Tachinid fly - Nemorilla pyste

1 photos
Tachinid fly - Nemorilla pyste

Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) - Ceratitis capitata

3 photos
Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) - Ceratitis capitata

Fruit fly - Trupanea sp.

14 photos
Fruit fly - Trupanea sp.

Fruit fly - Fruit fly - Paracantha cultaris

6 photos
Fruit fly - Fruit fly - Paracantha cultaris

Boatman fly - Pogonortalis doclea

8 photos
Boatman fly - Pogonortalis doclea

Filter fly - Clogmia albipunctata

1 photos
Filter fly - Clogmia albipunctata

Marsh fly - Sepedon pacifica

1 photos
Marsh fly - Sepedon pacifica

Marsh fly - Dictya sp.

1 photos
Marsh fly - Dictya sp.

Fly - Family Heleomyzidae

1 photos
Fly - Family Heleomyzidae

Frit fly -Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Frit fly -Unidentified sp.

Leaf-miner fly - Liriomyza sp.

3 photos
Leaf-miner fly - Liriomyza sp.

Rust fly?? - Unidentified sp. Family Psilidae

2 photos
Rust fly?? - Unidentified sp. Family Psilidae

Fly 2 - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Fly 2 - Unidentified sp.