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Yellow swarming fly - Thaumatomyia notata
Yellow swarming fly - Thaumatomyia notata


Yellow swarming fly
The yellow swarming fly (Thaumatomyia notata), of the order Diptera and the suborder Brachycera, belongs to the family frit flies (Chloropidae) and to the genus Thaumatomyia. This species is common and widespread in Europe and Asia.
Fly - Thaumatomyia notata - Yellow swarming fly
Fly - Thaumatomyia notata - Yellow swarming fly
Yellow swarming fly eating from a Bibionidae
Yellow swarming fly eating from a Bibionidae
Yellow swarming flies are encountered mainly in grasslands. When they are on the hunt for habitats to overwinter, they sometimes appear in swarms of millions (mostly females) in residencial and other buildings. Each year they return to the same buildings. The reasons for this are uncertain. The adult flies overwinter without food.
Yellow swarming flies are Scavengers
Yellow swarming flies are Scavengers
The females lay their eggs in spring, on grasses where their larvae then develop . The larvae of yellow swarming flies feed rapaciously on some species of Pseudococcidae and on aphids. They pupate in the soil. Some of the pupae overwinter there. The life expectancy of the yellow swarming fly is 4 to 6 months. They are only considered pests then they occur in large numbers.
Thaumatomyia notata - side view
Thaumatomyia notata - side view
Yellow swarming fly - rear view
Yellow swarming fly - rear view


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1. Yellow swarming fly - Thaumatomyia notata
2. Fly - Thaumatomyia notata - Yellow swarming fly
3. Yellow swarming fly eating from a Bibionidae
4. Yellow swarming flies are Scavengers
5. Thaumatomyia notata - side view
6. Yellow swarming fly - rear view
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