Insect field guides for flies
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Insect field guides for aphids
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What is an insect?
What kind of eyes do insects have?
How do insects protect themselves from enemies?
What is an exoskeleton?
What is the largest insect?
What is the smallest insect?
At this time, research has found there are around 150,000 described species in the insect order Diptera or true flies. An insect field guide that would give you a description for all of these would be pages and pages long so these guides are normally divided into specific categories.
Within this family Diptera, you will find quite a few familiar names such as:
- black flies
- fruit flies
- blow flies
- house flies
Of course, this is only a taste of the various flies you can find when you search through an insect field guide for flies. Flies are pretty common all over the world except in one area, Antarctica.
There are two suborders of the Diptera, which are:
- Crane flies