Scientists identify a new species of flies

Scientists have discovered a new type of fly that is believed to inhabit only the Podyje National Park in the southwestern Moravian Znojmo region. The fly is from the moth fly family and was given the name trichomyia hardeggensis. Entomologists Markéta Omelková and Jan Ježek from Brno’s Masaryk University were in charge of the fly’s classification. Over 70 species of flies in Moravia are currently endangered, because of the disappearing wetlands that the species are dependent on.

Author: Masha Volynsky