Welcome to Stockport's collection of Flies

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 Hemisphere. Excellent 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 (male)
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 scorpion. Thanks again Michael Anthony Brathwaite for this stunning capture.

Mecoptera (female)
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.

Leptogaster cylindrica
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 hoverfly, Sphaerophoria 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.

The Plecoptera are an order of insects, commonly known as stoneflies. Many thanks to Billy Reid and Chadkirk Country Estate for this capture.