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Bat Flies Likely Use Bacteria to Find Bats to Bite
A new study has found that bat flies likely use bacteria to locate bats to feed on. The study was published in Molecular Ecology. (August 3, 2021)

Study Reveals 3-D Structure of Ultra-Black Butterfly Wings
A study has revealed the unique 3-D structure of ultra-black butterfly wings. (March 10, 2020)

Eye Disease Transmitting Oriental Eye Fly Found in China
Scientists have found a fly capable of transmitting conjunctivitis and other eye diseases in China for the first. New grass fly species were also discovered. (August 24, 2017)

New Species of Assassin Fly Discovered in South Africa
A new species of Assassin Fly has been discovered in South Africa (December 6, 2016)

New Species of Flesh Fly Discovered in a Human Corpse
Scientists have discovered three new species of flesh flies in Brazil and Argentina. One of them was found on a human corpse. (July 20, 2016)

New Butterfly Species Discovered in Alaska
A new butterfly species has been discovered in Alaska. The butterfly has been named the Tanana Arctic. (March 17, 2016)

Scientists Discover Jurassic Insect Fossil Resembling Modern Butterflies
Scientists have discovered an ancient Jurassic insect fossil that resembles the modern owl butterfly. (February 3, 2016)

Researchers Rely on Photographs to Identify New Fly Species
Researchers used photographs to identify a new fly species instead of the more traditional method of collecting dead specimens. (October 8, 2015)

New Firefly Species Discovered in Southern California
A new species of firefly has been discovered in Southern California. It was collected by a University of California, Riverside student. (June 29, 2015)

Attractive Female Flies Harmed From Too Much Male Sexual Attention
Scientists have determined that attractive female flies get harmed from too much male sexual attention. (June 26, 2015)

Festo Creates Robotic Ants and Butterflies
Festo is back with two new robots. These robots are based on ants and butterflies. (March 29, 2015)

Thirty New Species of Flies Discovered in Los Angeles
Thirty new species of flies have been discovered in Los Angeles. (March 25, 2015)

Dohrniphora Flies Decapitate Injured Ants
Scientists have discovered that Dohrniphora flies remove the heads of injured trap-jaw ants. (January 6, 2015)

Monarch Butterfly Being Considered for Endangered Species Protection
The Monarch Butterfly is being considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act. (January 3, 2015)

Fly Size Influenced by Mother's Previous Sexual Partner
Scientists say they have found that the size of a fly can be influenced by the fly mother's previous sexual partner. (October 4, 2014)

Scientists Make Fruit Flies Sing and Dance With New FlyMAD Technology
Scientists have created a mind altering device that makes flies sing and dance. Scientists developed a tool called FlyMad to control the flies. (June 3, 2014)

Butterflies and Bees Observed Drinking Crocodile Tears
Researchers have observed a butterfly species and a bee species drinking tears from a spectacled caiman. (May 2, 2014)

Ancient Species of Assassin Fly Found Preserved in 100-Million-Year-Old Amber
A previously unknown species of assassin fly was found preserved in a 100-million-year-old translucent amber fossil. (April 25, 2014)

Fruit Flies Can Manuever Like Fighter Jets to Evade Predators
University of Washington researchers have determined that fruit flies can manuever like fighter jets to evade predators. (April 12, 2014)

Scientists Record Flight Muscles Moving Inside Flies
Scientists have recorded flight muscles moving inside flies for the first time using a 3D X-ray scanning technique. (March 26, 2014)

Two New Butterfly Species Identified in Eastern United States
Two new butterfly species have been discovered in the eastern United States. (February 20, 2014)

Brains of Male Fruit Flies Contain Special Cells That Make Them Want to Fight
Male fruit flies have special cells in their brains that make them want to fight. These cells are basent in the brains of female fruit flies. (February 8, 2014)

Stanford Researchers Put Flies on Spherical Treadmills in Motion Perception Experiment
Stanford researchers put flies on a spherical treadmill in order to understand how flies perceive motion. (January 30, 2014)

Space-Raised Flies Unable to Fight Off Fungal Infections
Flies sent as eggs on a 12-day mission on the Space Shuttle Discovery were unable to fight off a fungal infection as adults. (January 27, 2014)

Flies With Brothers Make Gentler Lovers Say Oxford Scientists
Scientists say flies with brothers make gentler lovers. Unrelated flies tend to compete more fiercely for females' attention. (January 23, 2014)