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Flies of the Outer Hebrides

DIPTERA

With over recorded 7,000 species the Diptera or "true flies" is the largest order of animals in the in the British Isles. Waterston (1981) documents 519 species, but the list is far from complete. The Hoverflies (Syrphidae) is probably the best documented Dipteran group with over 50 species recorded in the Outer Hebrides.

 

Diptera