Welcome to Milichiidae online

Learn about freeloader flies, which dare share the dinner of spiders, mantids and other predatory insects much larger than themselves.

Read a short introduction about the family Milichiidae (Diptera, Schizophora) or visit the species pages with information about and photos of common, beautiful and/or important species.

The platform for this site is a Scratchpad. However, there has been no funding and therefore no developer working on Scratchpads for some years and bugs are not getting fixed. Sadly the literature search on this site doesn't work any longer. If you know which taxa are referenced in the paper you are looking for, you can still use the citations page to find papers.


Milichia canariensis, Portugal

Creator: Rui Andrade


Creator: Irina Brake


Creator: Irina Brake
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith