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Burrowing flies? What are these?

Posted by BrittBurk Iowa (My Page) on
Wed, May 22, 13 at 14:41

I noticed a large amount of small holes popping up in my raised beds over the last few weeks and I was just wondering if anybody could help me identify these guys?

The holes:

The bugs:
Close up of the bug:

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RE: Burrowing flies? What are these?

I am wondering if those could be Cluster flies? I looked for flies that have overlapping wings - not a common thing. I've seen holes like those, and I KNOW I have seen flies (or whatever they are) like them. I used insecticidal soap to get rid of them. I just sprayed it in the hole and any that were around.

Here is a link that might be useful: UMN link.

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