|Heleomyzid Fly - Suillia sp.|
Family Heleomyzidae. Flies Main | Flies Index | Tachinidae | Blow Flies | Flesh Flies
This fly was photographed on mushrooms in early in May at Winfield, Illinois. There are 113 species of Heleomyzidae in North America.
Heleomyzidae is a small family of true flies in the insect order Diptera. There are approximately 100 species of Heleomyzidae in North America. Larvae feed on decaying plant and animal matter.
Flies of North America - Order Diptera. Flies are prevalent in virtually all habitats, with over 16,000 species in North America. Flies can be distinguished from all other insects in that they only have one pair of normal wings. Most flies have compound eyes and mouthparts adapted for piercing, lapping or sucking fluids.
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