Welcome to Stockport's fly Collection

Scathophaga stercoraria

Scathophaga stercoraria, commonly known as the yellow dung fly or the golden dung fly, is one of the most familiar and abundant flies in many parts of the Northern HemisphereExcellent capture by Michael Anthony Brathwaite.

Chrysotoxum elegans

Chrysotoxum elegans is a species of hoverfly. It is found in southern mainland Europe. Michael Anthony is once again to thank for this great capture.



Mecoptera are sometimes called scorpionflies after their largest family, Panorpidae, in which the males have enlarged genitals that look similar to the stinger of a scorpionThanks again Michael Anthony Brathwaite for this stunning capture.



A visit to Reddish Vale got John Holme this lovely specimen of a female scorpion fly

Epistrophe diaphana

Epistrophe diaphana is a European species of hoverfly and thanks goes to Michael Anthony Brathwaite for this stunning photo.


The caddisflies are an order Trichoptera, of insects with approximately 7,000 described species. Also called sedge-flies or rail-flies.

Striped Slender Robberfly

Episyrphus balteatus

Episyrphus balteatus, sometimes called the marmalade hoverfly is a relatively small hoverfly (9–12 mm) of the Syrphidae family. Another great shot from the Abney man Michael Anthony Brathwaite.

Baccha elongata

Baccha elongata is a species of hoverfly (or flower fly) in the genus Baccha. Thanks to Sheila Moth for this capture.

Thick Headed Fly

This fine example of a fly from the Conopidae family was captured by Sheila Moth in her Garden.

Eupeodes luniger

Eupeodes luniger is a common European species of hoverfly. Thanks to Eddie Cooke for this fine photo captured in his garden.

Eristalis pertinax

Eristalis pertinax is a European hoverfly, and thanks goes to Michael Brierley for this photo.

Epistrophe grossulariae

Epistrophe grossulariae is a European species of hoverfly and thanks goes to Michael Brierley for this fine specimen.

Sphaerophoria scripta

The Long hoverflySphaerophoria scripta is a species of hoverfly belonging to the family Syrphidae. Thanks to Sheila Moth for this wonderful capture.

Rhagio Scolopaceus

Rhagio scolopaceus is a species of flies from the family Rhagionidae. It is also known as the downlooker snipefly. Thanks to Michael Anthony Brathwaite for this Abney specimen.

Bibio marci

Bibio marci or St. Mark's fly is a fly from the family Bibionidae. Their common name comes from the fact that the adults usually emerge around St Mark's Day, 25 April. Credit to Michael Anthony Brathwaite.

Sepsis punctum

Sepsis punctum is a European species of fly and member of the family Sepsidae. Thanks to Sheila Moth for this specimen taken in her garden.

Crane fly

Crane fly is a common name referring to any member of the insect family Tipulidae, of the order Diptera and thanks goes to Athina England for this specimen taken in the garden.