Tag: diptera

Things that aren’t bees (#1)

I get a lot of “what is that?!” questions, and I thought it would be fun to have a series of things that look like bees and wasps, but are not bees or wasps. There […]

Fly Balls

No, not baseball (although this was the name of my graduate school softball team). And not a reference to non-existent fly scrotums, either. It’s a description of this photo: The flies were identified on Entomo-L […]

Word of the Day: Sapromyophily

It’s Thursday of National Pollinator Week, and today let’s look at some other forgotten pollinators: flies. Specifically, carrion-fly and dung-flies that pollinate plants, a process called sapromyophily. The flowers these flies pollinate produce smells mimicking […]