Welcome to the 'learn about' forum

Welcome to this discussion forum which offers help with learning about true flies (Diptera) and their identification. Please be respectful and friendly at all times!

If you are seeking help with identification please post a photo if you can. It's often helpful to see a fly from several different angles so add more than one photo if possible. Let us know about location, habitat and date seen as well, because these can all help to suggest an identification. (Please note that this forum is not for submitting records of flies: that should be done by submitting your records to the relevant recording scheme, or by adding your records to iRecord.)

To find out how to add forum posts, and images, see the forum help page.

For more general comments, news and information see the "General discussion" forum.

To post in these forums you need to be a member of Dipterists Forum, and to be logged in to the website.


Hi everyone, just joined the DF and paid my subscription. I wanted to post a photo of some Milichiidae in the hope of getting advice on id, but I get a message saying I am not allowed to post. Any ideas where I am going wrong? Thanks Phil

Hi Phil, since you've posted here you must be logged in, and that should enable you to post in either of the forums. If you're still having problems can you let us know where it is that it goes wrong?