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Dieren en planten

Winged insects   Flies and mosquitos   Mosquitoes   Horse-fly   Seaweed flies   

Water en land

  • Dut: Strandvlieg
  • Lat: Coelopidae (Dryomyzidae)
  • Eng: Coelopids, seaweed or kelp fly
  • Ger: Tangfliegen (Strandfliegen)
strandvlieg, Coelopa sp , Roger Thomasson

Seaweed flies

Clouds of seaweed flies are found in the summer on the beach. They can be very irritating for sun-bathers, but they do no harm. They visit flowers along the coast. The larva eat rotting seaweed.