2019 YEAR OF THE FLY

The year 2019 was formally designated as international "Year of the Fly" at the 9th International Congress of Dipterology in Windhoek, Namibia in November 2018. 2019 is intended as a celebration of flies and their role in nature and human society. During the year the intention is to educate the general public about the diversity, significance and beauty of flies and how they affect our lives. "Year of the Fly" is also an opportunity for fly specialists to showcase their research work and new discoveries in the field and make these more widely known. Through this site, social media, public lectures and temporary museum displays, the fascinating world of flies will be revealed to a wider audience and encourage interest in the group.