Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#6517
fly with striped wings - Chaetopsis

fly with striped wings - Chaetopsis
Springfield, Virginia, USA
August 27, 2004
A fly with noticeably patterned wings. Looks similar to Tony's

Any help identifying is appreciated.

Moved

striped wing fly
I am in Oklahoma and was bitten on the arm by a fly that looks very much like this one. It stung at first and produced a red bump. The next day it was a large hot red spot on around the bite. Over the next couple of days it became a rash, warm and very itchy. Apparently I am having an allergic reaction. I was wondering if the fly in the pic bites.

Picture-winged fly?
This is either a picture-winged fly (Otitidae family for us old folks:-), or a fruit fly, family Tephritidae. I'd bet on the former, but they are not easily differentiated.

 
Ulidiidae/Otitidae
This is definitely a ulidiid fly. Some of the characteristic parts of wing venation in tephritids are not visible here.

Paul

http://www.diptera.info

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.