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Flies (Brachycera)
Brachycera are a suborder of the Diptera. Due to the manner in which they leave the pupa, they are classified as the subgroups Orthorrhapha and Cyclorrhapha.
Drosophilidae (red eyes)
Drosophilidae (red eyes) (Pictures of Flies)
The life span of Brachycera is often only a number of days or weeks, with the larvae stage occupying most of that period. The adults of Brachycera are active in Central Europe from April to October. During the winter the animals (in all stages of development) live in safe habitats.
Diptera - Sapromyza yellow
Diptera - Sapromyza yellow (Pictures of Flies)
Brachycera feed on living or dead organic matter. Due to a high mortality rate Brachycera have to lay eggs very often in order to survive but their birth rate depends on the climate and food supply.

Flies are capable of adapting to their environment. This allows them to walk on flat surfaces.
Diptera - Head of fly with facets eyes
Diptera - Head of fly with facets eyes (Pictures of Flies)
When Brachycera occur in large masses they can be very annoying and can, in certain cases, lead to significant damage to agriculture, especially in the meat and milk production industry. Due to the fact that some species of Brachycera t very often reside in feces and carcasses, they can transfer diseases. Some general examples of Brachycera are : Blow-flies, house flies and Muscidae.

The Drosophilidae, or fruit flies, of which about 3,000 species are known worldwide, can cause significant damage to orchards or individual trees.
Brachycera - Top view
Brachycera - Top view (Pictures of Flies)
Fly - Brachycera
Fly - Brachycera (Pictures of Flies)


Further chapters of "Flies"
- Hoverflies
  - Marmelade Fly
  - Syrphus ribesii
  - Myathropa florea
  - Drone fly
  - Eristalis arbustorum
  - Helophilus trivittatus
  - Sphaerophoria scripta
  - Chrysotoxum festivum
  - Xanthogramma pedissequum
  - Eupeodes corollae
  - Thick-legged Hoverfly
  - Xylota segnis
  - Helophilus pendulus
  - Eristalis pertinax
  - Platycheirus albimanus
  - Melanostoma mellinum
  - Melanostoma scalare
  - Heineken Hoverfly
  - Eristalis lineata
  - Narcissus bulb fly
  - Baccha elongata
  - Pellucid Hoverfly
  - Eristalis interrupta
- Common green bottle flies
- Mecoptera
  - Panorpidae
- Blow-flies
  - Blue bottle fly
  - Bluebottle blow fly
  - Common cluster fly
- House Flies
  - Housefly
  - Face Fly
  - Graphomyia maculata
- Fruit flies
  - Anomoia purmunda
  - Chaetorellia jacaeae
  - Xyphosia miliaria
  - Philophylla caesio
- robber flies
  - dune robberfly
  - Dioctria hyalipennis
  - Devon red-legged robberfly
- Horse and Deer Flies
  - Horse-fly Tabanus sudeticus
  - Pale giant horse-fly
- Drosophilidae
  - Small fruit fly
- Flesh-fly
  - Grey fleshfly
- Mayflies
  - Pond olive dun
- Opomyzidae
  - Yellow cereal fly
  - Geomyza tripunctata
- black scavenger flies
  - Lesser dung fly
  - Sepsis violacea
- Dung Flies
  - Yellow Dung Fly
- soldier flies
  - twin-spot centurion
  - Beris chalybata
  - Chloromyia formosa
- Frit Flies - Grass Flies
  - Yellow swarming fly
- Long-legged Flies
  - Green Long-legged Fly
- Thick-headed Flies
  - Sicus ferrugineus
  - Conops flavipes
- Botflies
  - Sheep Nasal Botfly
- Tachina Flies
  - Eriothrix rufomaculatus
  - Tachina fera
  - Cylindromyia brassicaria
  - Gymnosoma rotundatum
- Small-headed Flies
  - Taurus fly
- Leaf-miner flies
  - Chrysanthemum leaf miner
- Flat-footed flies
  - Paraplatypeza atra
- Root-maggot flies
  - Hylemya strenua
  - Anthomyia pluvialis
- Spear-winged flies
- Lauxaniid flies
  - Meiosimyza rorida
- Bee flies
  - Hemipenthes morio
  - Systoechus sulphureus
- Mydas flies
  - Leptomydas corsicanus
  - Leptomydas sardous
- Snipe flies
  - Marsh snipefly
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1. Flies
2. Drosophilidae (red eyes)
3. Diptera - Sapromyza yellow
4. Diptera - Head of fly with facets eyes
5. Brachycera - Top view
6. Fly - Brachycera
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