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

Upcoming Events

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

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

Fly - Simulium - female

Fly - Simulium - Female
Parker River NWR, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 24, 2008
Size: 4? mm
Found in my car on Plum Island. It is possible that it hitched a ride from the Boston area.

Images of this individual: tag all
Fly - Simulium - female Fly - Simulium - female

Moved from Simulium.

Simulium vittatum
Simulium vittatum female

Species or species complex?
Do you mean to ID to species S. vittatum or to the vittatum+tribulatum complex which Adler, Currie, and Wood(1) describe as morphologically indistinguishable?

Moved from Black Flies.

In the black flies multicolored legs (exclusive of tarsi) are unique to parts of Simulium(1).

Black fly.
Awesome images of a black fly, family Simuliidae. Someone else may know what genus. Outstanding addition to the guide.

Second that
As soon as I saw this pic I new it would be something good, never seen a fly like that before, very cool!

Why so rare?
Why so few black fly pictures in the guide? There are only 43 including mine. By reputation they are very common up north.

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