This page contains various strange flies which don't have a separate page for themselves. Eventually if I have many photos of one type of flies, I will create a separate section.
True flies are insects of the order Diptera (from the Greek di = two, and ptera = wings). Diptera is a large order containing an estimated 1,000,000 species of mosquitoes, gnats, midges and others, although only 12% (about 120,000 species) have been described. It is one of the major insect orders with ecological and human importance.