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Tkhan
Jun 16, 2017 11:46 AM CST
Hi
These are 2 kinds of flies on my roses
Are they good or bad ?
I'm worried they may harm my roses
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Name: greene
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greene
Jun 16, 2017 11:50 AM CST
It might help us to narrow it down if we knew your location. Thanks. Thank You!
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Tkhan
Jun 16, 2017 12:18 PM CST
Sunset zone 37 USDA zone 7b
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DaisyI
Jun 16, 2017 12:28 PM CST
Tkhan,

Some insects live in some parts of the world but don't live in other parts. Even knowing what coast and middle, north or south, or country (if you are outside the US) would be helpful.
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Tkhan
Jun 16, 2017 12:36 PM CST
Oh ok New York Near water That's north east
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 16, 2017 12:52 PM CST
I can only see one kind of fly at all clearly. I'm thinking it may be a syrphid fly, here are some pictures of one species (Toxomerus marginatus) that looks similar but may not be an exact match, shown more as an example to compare.

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Tkhan
Jun 16, 2017 5:22 PM CST
Thanks Sooby
Looks kinda like T Marginatus
I guess I'll wait and see if it's harming my plants before I use any spray
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 16, 2017 5:30 PM CST
If it's that one it is beneficial - if we could see the abdomen we could tell if it has a spot that would confirm it as T. marginatus but the wings are folded over it.
Name: greene
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greene
Jun 16, 2017 5:40 PM CST
Tkhan said:Oh ok New York Near water That's north east


Maybe Long Island or thereabouts?
Flies that bother roses in your area:
Blue Bottle Flies,
Fruit Flies,
Fungus Gnats,
House Flies,
Moth Flies,
Phorid Flies.

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wildflowers
Jun 16, 2017 6:00 PM CST
Both of your flies look like Syrphid Flies. They are considered beneficial.

Info about beneficial syrphid flies ~ http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...
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Tkhan
Jun 16, 2017 7:58 PM CST
Thank you all !!!
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