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Term fly
Explanation A member of the insect order Diptera, even though some groups may be generally refered to as 'midges', 'gnats', etc.. In compound names containing 'fly' for members of this order, the name is written as two words as in 'crane fly'. For insects that are members of other orders the name is written as a single word as in 'butterfly'.
Examples of these are:
mayfly: order Ephemeroptera;
dragonfly and damselfly: order Odonata;
stonefly: order Plecoptera;
whitefly: order Hemiptera;
firefly: order Coleoptera;
alderfly, dobsonfly, and fishfly: order Megaloptera;
snakefly, mantidfly, and owlfly: order Neuroptera;
sawfly: order Hymenoptera;
caddisfly: order Trichoptera;
butterfly: order Lepidoptera;
scorpionfly, earwigfly, and hangingfly: order Mecoptera.
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07.03.24 01:01
Some flies preserved in ethanol and then pinned often get the eyes sunken, how can this be avoided? Best answer: I usually keep alcohol-collected material in alcohol

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17.08.23 14:54
Tony, I HAD a blank in the file name. Sorry!

17.08.23 14:44
Tony, thanks! I tried it (see "Cylindromyia" Wink but don't see the image in the post.

17.08.23 12:37
pjt - just send the post and attached image. Do not preview thread, as this will lose the link to the image,

16.08.23 09:37
Tried to attach an image to a forum post. jpg, 32kB, 72dpi, no blanks, ... File name is correctly displayed, but when I click "Preview Thread" it just vanishes. Help!

23.02.23 22:29
Has anyone used the Leica DM500, any comments.

27.12.22 22:10
Thanks, Jan Willem! Much appreciated. Grin

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Thanks Paul for your work on keeping this forum available! Just made a donation via PayPal.

09.10.22 18:07
Yes, dipterologists from far abroad, please buy your copy at veldshop. Stamps will be expensive, but he, the book is unreasonably cheap Smile

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