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Deer Fly, Chrysops sp.

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The following four species of Flies (Diptera) have been positively identified at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History.

We are just beginning our formal survey of Flies, so please check back later for the results of our work. (Photos and/or other information are available by clicking on underlined common names below.)

NOTE: If you have expertise in Fly identification and would like to help survey the species at Hilton Pond Center, please contact us at RESEARCH

TABANIDAE (Horse & Deer Fly Family)
Deer Fly Chrysops sp. (photo above)

SYRPHIDAE (Syrphid Fly Family)
Flower Fly Toxomerus marginatus

HIPPOBOSCIDAE (Louse Fly Family)
Hippoboscid Fly Ornithomya fringillina (formerly O. anchineuria)

Tree Squirrel/Rodent Bot Fly
Cuterebra emasculator

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