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 2 - Melanophora roralis

fly 2 - Melanophora roralis
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
September 21, 2009
Size: about 4 - 5 mm

Moved from Flies.

Rhinophoridae: Melanophila roralis
Rhinophoridae: Melanophila roralis

Please post all flies to the Diptera page: this will get you IDs faster, as our dipterists look for BG work there rather than in ID Request

Thanks, v. plus a suggestion.
Is there a LIST somewhere for where to post first, ie: bees, spiders, bugs, etc.?
I know that springtails go right to springtails.

SUGGESTION: If there is a list I think it would be helpful to add it to the ID Request page.

Forum thread
see this draft Article
many of our contributors already use it as guidelines, and i'm all for it: makes everyone's life a lot easier...

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