Hoverflies , also called flower flies or syrphid flies , make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers ; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen , while the larvae maggots eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs , eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids , thrips , and other plant-sucking insects. Aphids alone cause tens of millions of dollars of damage to crops worldwide every year; because of this, aphid-eating hoverflies are recognized as important natural enemies of pests , and potential agents for use in biological control.
Flies in Australia
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Photo 8. Newspaper with edges folded and stapled to form a bag in which to insert fruit to protect it from fruit flies. Photo 9. Banana leaves used to wrap a fruit bunch to prevent attack by fruit flies, other pests, and to promote uniform ripening, in Papua New Guinea.
Common Fly Species
Call us for a free quote at Some species are more common than others and are attracted to different environments suited to their natural habits and lifecycle. Flies can be a problem anywhere, in places big or small, but they love large population centers, which means they can be a particular problem in cities such as Miami , Pittsburgh , Cleveland , New York and other large urban centers. Knowing about the size, habits, seasonality and lifecycle of different fly species, can help to identify the most effective prevention and fly control methods.
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