Rare and Little Known Flies

Accounts of rare and little known flies are cataloged here.

Endangered Species

Delhi Sands flower-loving fly (Rhaphidomidas terminatus abdominalis)

Rarest Known Fly

Eurychoromyia mallea

Rare Costa Rican flower flies (Syrphidae)

Palpada flavoscutellata
Ornidia whiteheadi

Celebrity flies (Syrphidae)

Bill Gates' Flower Fly Eristalis gatesi
Paul Allen's Flower Fly Eristalis alleni

Content by F. Christian Thompson
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Last Updated: November 23, 2004 by Irina Brake
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith