The flies are a large and diverse order of insects. Flies exhibit complete metamorphosis with egg, larval, pupal and adult stages. Beneficial species of flies may be either predaceous or parasitic. Flies are distinguished from other insects by having only one pair of wings. Adult flies often require flowers as nectar sources. Providing these resources may increase their abundance.
Learn more about predatory flies:
- Aphid predatory midge, Cecidomyliidae, Aphidoletes aphidimyza
- Hover fly, Syrphidae
- Tachinid fly, Tachinid fly
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