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Long-legged Fly

Dolichopodidae

Description:

The long-legged flies, make up a large family of true flies with more than 7,000 described species in about 230 genera distributed worldwide. They are generally small flies with large, prominent eyes and a metallic cast to their appearance, though considerable variation is observed. Most have long legs, though some do not. The males often have enlarged genitalia which can be useful for species recognition. The adults are predatory on other small animals.

Notes:

Spotted on my the passenger side rearview mirror.

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4 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

You're welcome

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

Thank you for the ID S Frazier.

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 10 years ago

LOL Great Capture!!! "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear!" Certainly stands true for this occasion! :-)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

This is a "long-legged fly"

CourtneyVerk
Spotted by
CourtneyVerk

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jun 2, 2012
Submitted on Jun 6, 2012

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