Fly Facts: From Horseflies to Fruit Flies, We've Got You Covered
Taking into account a few fly facts, these pesky pests offer a fascinating, albeit odious, view of the insect world.
Found in Hawaii, the melon fly is not present in the continental United States, but what a beautiful member of the fruit fly family. The melon fly is one of the most important pests with which vegetable growers have to contend.
courtesy Scott Bauer/Agricultural Research Service
No wonder these creatures have such good vision.
Green bottle fly sampling nectar.
Green bottle flies, like most blowflies, occasionally pollinate flowers, especially those with putrid scents.
A deer fly lands on the photographer’s arm.
A horsefly takes a bite. These pesky insects are especially bothersome to both humans and their livestock.