The largest member of the Diptera Order (true flies) are those within the Mydidae Family, with sizes up to 60 mm (23.62 in.). The species Gauromydas heros is the largest within that family, and the largest catalogued fly.
The largest fly in the family Diptera is the Gauromydas heros fly. Other flies include the African bot fly, horse fly, and dragon fly. If you want to see a picture of the Gauromydas heros fly, check out this link: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.zsm.mwn.de/dip/i/mydas_heros.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.zsm.mwn.de/dip/e/history.htm&usg=__RCWTrtrRQp6nw1mo-A6TwKdcLc8=&h=113&w=150&sz=5&hl=en&start=3&sig2=GXO3eHN7WY79uGmMBl-U0g&tbnid=MGuB2qKD1KvGmM:&tbnh=72&tbnw=96&prev=/images%3Fq%3DGauromydas%2Bheros%2Bfly%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG&ei=fDO8StLWCsPS8Qb00dmSDg
The largest fly in the world is the Mydas fly (Gauromydas heros). It can reach up to 6 cm (2.4 in) in length and has a wingspan of around 10 cm (4 in). They are most commonly found in arid regions. People do not encounter them very often because they have short lifespans.
Here are some pictures of this beast:
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