Identify Flies (Diptera)
seen at The Netherfield Lagoons

Discover more about these species such as habitat, a detailed description, their national distribution and the best time of year to see them (or visit the lagoons to try and find them!). Each species has photographs to help you in identification.

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Robberflies - Asilidae

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Bee-flies - Bombyliidae

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Stiletto Flies - Therevidae

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Long-legged Flies - Dolichopidae

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Dance Flies - Empididae

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Hoverflies - Syrphidae

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Grass Flies - Chloropidae

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Thick-headed Flies - Conopidae

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Rust Flies - Psilidae

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Fruit Flies - Drosophila

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Lauxaniid Flies - Lauxaniidae

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Stilt-legged Flies - Nerioidea

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Cereal Flies - Opomyzoidea

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Snail-killing Flies - Sciomyzidae

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Ensign Flies - Sepsidae

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Picture-winged Flies - Tephritoidea

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Root Flies - Anthomyiidae

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House-flies - Muscidae

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Dung-flies - Scathophagidae

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Blow-flies - Calliphoridae

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Flesh-flies - Sarcophagidae

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Tachinid Flies - Tachinidae

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Soldier-flies - Stratiomyoidea

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Snipe-flies - Rhagionidae

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Horse Flies - Tabanidae

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St Mark's Flies - Bibiomorpha

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Mosquitoes and Midges - Culicomorpha

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Moth Flies - Psychodomorpha

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Fold-winged Craneflies - Ptychopteromorpha

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Craneflies - Tipulomorpha

All photography taken at the Netherfield Lagoons, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire