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What kind of fly is this? Good/Bad Other? On lettuce

Posted by gnhelton none (My Page) on
Mon, May 16, 11 at 20:22


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RE: What kind of fly is this? Good/Bad Other? On lettuce

Nothing to worry about.


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RE: What kind of fly is this? Good/Bad Other? On lettuce

That looks kind of like the Syrphid Fly, a pollinator and predator.

Here is a link that might be useful: Syrphid fly


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RE: What kind of fly is this? Good/Bad Other? On lettuce

Bad... I think that is a leaf miner adult. Google liriomyza langei and you can find images. They attack lettuces and spinach among others.


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RE: What kind of fly is this? Good/Bad Other? On lettuce

It looks like one of the Long-Legged Flies, totally beneficial. They come in many different colors (green, bronze, copper, combination), but are always iridescent.

Those pretty adults predate on other small insects...such as aphids, and insect nymphs.

Here is a link that might be useful: Click here for images


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RE: What kind of fly is this? Good/Bad Other? On lettuce

  • Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.,USA (My Page) on
    Tue, May 17, 11 at 19:18

I am with rhizo 1 looks like long legged flies & beneficial.


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