March Fly – Dilopus sp.

March Fly – Dilopus sp.
Order Diptera | Family Bibionidae (March Flies)
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Live adult March fly photographed at Johns Creek, Georgia, USA. Size =  less than 5mm

March Fly - Dilopus sp.

March Fly Identification

Small to medium-sized flies with robust bodies, usually dark, often with brightly colored thorax. (Univ. Florida–ENY 3005)

  • Body usually black covered with long hair, thorax red or yellow in some genera, such as Plecia
  • Antennae short, placed low on face
  • Ocelli (simple eyes) present
  • Males with large compound eyes
  • Tibiae with prominent apical spurs
  • Pulvilli (pads) present beneath tarsal claws
  • Wings clear or dark, some have dark spot on the anterior margin [1]

March Fly - Dilopus sp.


    1. March Fly
Flies of North America – Order Diptera. Flies are prevalent in virtually all habitats, with over 16,000 species in North America. Flies can be distinguished from all other insects in that they only have one pair of normal wings. The other pair has evolved into small ball-like structures called halteres. Most flies have compound eyes and mouthparts adapted for piercing, lapping or sucking fluids.
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