Maritime Flies (Diptera)


Maritime Flies (Diptera)

A discussion group for exploring the fascinating insect group that are the Flies. (Please post only species seen/found in the Canadian Maritimes).

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Latest Activity: Nov 26, 2017

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Winter crane flies - Trichocera

Started by Chris Adam Nov 26, 2017. 0 Replies

I've been seeing these small crane flies at my front porch, under the light, many caught in remnant spider webs. These are Trichocera species, family Trichoceridae, and can be common on warm fall and…Continue

Tags: fly, crane, winter, Trichoceridae, Trichocera

A Few Flies – Fredericton, August 14, 2017

Started by Danny O'Shea. Last reply by Danny O'Shea Sep 19, 2017. 4 Replies

I think the cold wet spring affected some of our insect populations.  I am not seeing much when I go out, but now that the woodland angelica is starting to bloom there seems to be more things flying…Continue

Pseudotephritis vau Aug.1/17 Quispamsis visiting baited tree id Danny O'Shea

Started by Joanne Savage. Last reply by Joanne Savage Aug 2, 2017. 10 Replies

Lots of larger Flies and other winged, crawling critters visit 2 baited trees. This wee one was the only one of it's kind. I think it's a very attractive wee critter. [Addendum post id: the name is…Continue

long winged fly ID please July 31,2017

Started by Tom Finck. Last reply by Tom Finck Aug 1, 2017. 3 Replies


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Comment by Martin Turgeon on June 16, 2016 at 12:18

Denis do you thing we should have a maps --quand on est certain on pourrait marque ou on trouve les insect-- by county we would know there range in NB here one I made of a spider location just to show it could be updated by the creator of each site would be a good reference thing ?? does not need to precise

Comment by Danny O'Shea on July 4, 2015 at 12:15

Martin, to me your green fly resembles Condylostylus sp.; I frequently find them in my backyard.

Comment by Martin Turgeon on July 4, 2015 at 11:36

Thank you Denis I just added to bugguide . Dolichopus comatus seem to be very close and family  correct

Comment by Denis A. Doucet on July 4, 2015 at 6:22

Martin, I think your fly is Family Dolichopodidae (Long-legged Flies), possibly Dolichopus comatus, but I do not know that family very well, so I do not know if there are a lot of other look-alikes.

Comment by Martin Turgeon on July 3, 2015 at 14:54

nice little flower fly

Comment by Paul & Kitty Martin on July 25, 2014 at 9:29

found my answer,Chironomid  its a midge.  which makes sense , they are known to be a good source of food for young trout, and in the evening there are lots of fish feeding in the areas where the midge fly. 

Comment by Stuart Tingley on July 24, 2014 at 14:59

Paul, also look up the metallic green Long-legged Flies (family DOLICHOPODIDAE) which are a little smaller than mosquitoes but are very abundant right now. See this link:

Comment by Jimmy Dee on July 24, 2014 at 14:08

Look up Green Lacewing and see if that may be it. Also the right way to post in GROUPS is to click the 'Add a Discussion' link just above the white comment box. If you need help see the HELP ITEM. Hope that helps.

Comment by Paul & Kitty Martin on July 24, 2014 at 13:51

I thought I posted this but don't see it, so I will put it out here again.  We haven't seen alot of mosquitos lately, but we have this little guy that looks alot like a mosquito but it's lime green, and doesn't seem to bite.  I haven't got a pic yet cause they don't stay still long, so anybody got a clue.  We find them in the leaf litter down near the marsh at Dutch Point.

Comment by Denis A. Doucet on May 26, 2014 at 18:58

Understood, Tony and a great point. Let's see what we can do. Perhaps I will initially call it something very like "Everything Else Insect" and specifically list every other insect group not currently covered by a group. I will also amend the Flies title above. By the time you read my response, the change will already have been made, but it can be amended again easily and anytime.
I think would like to make one more insect group that covers Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera and Plecoptera (the "softies", and perhaps one more vertebrate group that covers fish.


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