[Taxacom] Sargasso sea flies (Diptera)

Tony Irwin tony.irwin at btinternet.com
Tue Aug 28 13:45:18 CDT 2007

I have known ornithologists to get their insect orders confused
I wonder if your friend is mistaking Halobates (Hemiptera) for a fly?
I am not aware of any Diptera that breed so far from land.

Tony Irwin

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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu]On Behalf Of David Remsen
Sent: 28 August 2007 16:36
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Subject: [Taxacom] Sargasso sea flies (Diptera)

I have a ornithologist friend who is desperate to know what species
of fly he is finding in huge numbers in the Sargasso sea.  It
apparently breeds there.  Might anyone suggest a taxon?

David Remsen

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