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

gnheltonMay 16, 2011

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Nothing to worry about.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 12:46AM
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That looks kind of like the Syrphid Fly, a pollinator and predator.

Here is a link that might be useful: Syrphid fly

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 6:59AM
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Bad... I think that is a leaf miner adult. Google liriomyza langei and you can find images. They attack lettuces and spinach among others.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 9:41AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

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

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 12:54PM
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I am with rhizo 1 looks like long legged flies & beneficial.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 7:18PM
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