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Marsh fly

Euthycera arcuata


Marsh flies are generally slender, yellowish or brownish, about 0.25-0.5 inches long. They have fairly prominent eyes, prominent forward-pointing antennae, and bristles on the hind femora (upper hind leg). The wings are often mottled with various light brown markings according to species. Marsh flies are common along the edges of ponds and rivers, and in marshy areas. The adults drink dew and nectar. The larvae prey on or become parasites of Gastropoda (slugs and snails). Very little is known about the complete life cycle of these flies.



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KarenL 11 years ago

We have a huge variety of flies here! I've never been a fan, but I have to say I am beginning to see a strange kind of beauty in some of them!

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

nice one!

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Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Apr 10, 2012
Submitted on Apr 10, 2012

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