York County Public Works Mosquito Control event

Date: 22 June 2019

This event is to educate citizens about the importance of all bugs, with this years concentration on Diptera.

Contact person: Elizabeth Hodson
Email: elizabeth.hodson(at)
York County Public Works Mosquito Control

Temporary display of various Diptera in Clore Natural History Centre, World Museum.

Date: 2019

Temporary display of various Diptera in Clore Natural History Centre, World Museum, Level 2.

Contact person: Tony Hunter
Email: tony.hunter(at)
National Museums Liverpool

Public lecture – Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig Bonn, Germany

Date: 23 April 2019

Public Lecture: "Nonbiting #Midges & Flutter-wing #Flies" - 23rd April 19:00 @MuseumKoenig by Lennart Bendixen - entrance free 🙂

Hope to see you there!!!

#YearoftheFly #FliesAreCool #FlyFriday #Diptera

Contact person: Björn Rulik
Email: b.rulik(at)
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig Bonn, Germany

Bohart Museum of Entomology, USA

Date: 16 February 2019

Join us for an afternoon with flies and fly experts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis in Davis, California! We are a research museum with a large entomology collection. Our graduate students are excited to share with you the amazing diversity of flies and the roles they play in our environment.

Contact person: Lynn Kimsey
Email: slheydon(at)

World Science Festival Brisbane, Australia

Date: 20 March 2019

World Science Festival Brisbane will be projecting images from Queensland Museum's Entomology Collection on to the William Jolly Bridge in Brisbane from 20-24 March 2019, 5:30-10pm nightly. Top off your day of incredible science in incredible locations with a nightly light show until Sunday and share your images using the  tags #WSFB2019 #BNEPublicArt #WilliamJollyBridge

Why Flies?
In 2019 World Science Festival Brisbane is celebrating the International Year of the Fly with a giant projection of Queensland flies from the Queensland Museum entomology collection. From disease vectors and waste removal to pollination and future food sources, the humble and much maligned fly significantly impacts life on earth.

2019 celebrates flies and their role in nature and human society and highlights the diversity, significance and beauty of flies and how they affect our lives.

Why do we take photographs of insects in such high detail?
New technology allows us to capture and preserve the details and beauty of insects not visible to the naked eye. This selection of images is produced with a focus-stacking imaging method. Up to two hundred individual photographs are taken of the specimen allowing the camera to focus on microscopic details. When the final images are combined they produce a highly-detailed single image.

These images contribute to the Museum’s role in sharing resources digitally, allowing researchers around the world to examine specimens remotely and reducing the need to loan them.

Photography by Queensland Museum Collection Imager Geoff Thompson.
Specimens: Antissa Notha (Soldier Fly), Anthracinae (Bee Fly), Rutilia sp. Fly, Amenia sp. (Yellow-faced Blow Fly).

Contact person: Mij Bricknell
Email: marketing(at)