DipteraDiptera – image index Flies Pollinators and Flies The Eyes of Flies Australian Sheep Blowfly (Lucilia cuprina) Australian Drain Fly Balaana Beefly Bat Flies Bee Flies Bee Fly (Anthrax) Ligyra Australiphthiria Chrysomya saffranea Eristalinus punctulatus Musca Odontomyia (Soldier Flies) Robber Flies Sarcophaga aurifrons Soldier Fly Syrphids

Welcome to our thumbnail links to our listed species of Diptera, that include flies and bee flies, found here on Ausemade and in Australia. We like to thank the many contributors, who have shared their insights and photographs of an interesting group of insects…


Dipters – Flies, Bee Flies etc
Diptera - Australia
Diptera
Steelblue Bluebottle (Chrysomya saffranea)
Flies
Steelblue Bluebottle (Chrysomya saffranea)
Pollinators and Flies
Australian Sheep Blowfly (Lucilia cuprina) also known as Green Blowfly
Australian Sheep Blowfly (Lucilia cuprina)
Drain Fly (Clogmia albipunctata)
Drain Fly (Clogmia albipunctata)
Balaana Beefly (Balaana abscondita), Alice Springs, NT
Balaana Beefly
Bat Fly, Brisbane QLD © Cindy King
Bat Flies
Balaana Beefly (Balaana abscondita), Alice Springs, NT
Bee Flies
Bee fly, family Bombyliidae, genus Anthrax sp.
Bee Fly (Anthrax)
Ligyra cingulata - Bee Fly, Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Ligyra
Astraliphthiria sp and Low Desert Rose (Gossypium bickii), south of Alice Springs NT © Dorothy Latimer
Astraliphthiria
Calliphora ochracea Fly, Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Blow Fly (Calliphora ochracea)
Steelblue Bluebottle (Chrysomya saffranea)
Chrysomya saffranea
Vinegar Fly (Drosophila melanogaster), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Drosophila melanogaster (Vinegar Fly)
Drone Fly (Eristalinus sp), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Eristalinus sp (Drone Flies)
Golden Native Drone Fly (Eristalinus punctulatus) rescued from a swimming pool in Alice Springs NT
Eristalinus punctulatus
Mydas Fly (genus Miltinus), Alice Springs NT
Mydas Fly (genus Miltinus, family Mydidae)
Fly (genus Musca), Alice Springs NT
Musca
Genus Odontomyia (member of Soldier Flies Family Stratiomyidae), Alice Springs NT
Odontomyia (Soldier Flies)
Solider Fly (Odontomyia hunteri), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Odontomyia hunteri (Solider Fly)
Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT
Stiletto Fly (Agapophytus yeatesi)
Spine-legged Robber Fly (Thereutria amaraca), Eurobodalla National Park NSW © Phil Warburton
Robber Flies
Sarcophaga aurifrons (Grey-striped Fly), Alice Springs, NT
Sarcophaga aurifrons
Agapophytus yeatesi (Stiletto Fly), Alice Springs NT
Stiletto Fly (Agapophytus yeatesi)
Yellow-shouldered Hover Fly (Ischiodon scutellaris), Alice Springs NT
Syrphids

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Superorder: Panorpida
  • (unranked): Antliophora
  • Order: Diptera

Footnote & References

  1. Fly, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly (last visited Feb. 12, 2022)
  2. Diptera, Linnaeus, 1758, Flies, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn%3Alsid%3Abiodiversity.org.au%3Aafd.taxon%3A6bb27cbe-1bc6-4a7b-b348-e3b5677f239f
  3. Flies Order Diptera, iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/47822-Diptera
  4. Flies and mosquitoes: Order Diptera, Australian Museum, https://australian.museum/learn/animals/insects/flies-and-mosquitoes-order-diptera/
  5. Flies, CSIRO, https://www.csiro.au/en/research/animals/insects/flies-research
  6. Diptera (Flies), Field Guide to the Insects of Tasmania, https://tasmanianinsectfieldguide.com/hexapoda/insectsoftasmaniadiptera/

DipteraDiptera – image index Flies Pollinators and Flies The Eyes of Flies Australian Sheep Blowfly (Lucilia cuprina) Australian Drain Fly Balaana Beefly Bat Flies Bee Flies Bee Fly (Anthrax) Ligyra Australiphthiria Chrysomya saffranea Eristalinus punctulatus Musca Odontomyia (Soldier Flies) Robber Flies Sarcophaga aurifrons Soldier Fly Syrphids

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