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Heteropsilopus cingulipes

Heteropsilopus cingulipes

Description:

Metallic green fly with long legs and clear wings.

Notes:

Not sure if the difference in colour between the first two flies is because of the light or male/female differences. Info on brisbaneinsects think Heteropsilopus or Sciapus sp.?

3 Species ID Suggestions

Long-legged Fly
Dolichopodidae Dolichopodidae
Heteropsilopus cingulipes
Heteropsilopus cingulipes Occurrence search results | Atlas of Living Australia
JillBlack
JillBlack 9 years ago
Green Long-legged Fly
Austrosciapus connexus Long Legged Fly (Austrosciapus connexus)


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5 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

Great photos Rachael...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Well it wouldn't surprise with global warming... I wonder if all these species ever meet up?

RachaelB
RachaelB 9 years ago

Really re: Austrosciapus connexus? Because I think I spotted one today - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/157...
It has the black bands across the wings...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

These have got quite long aristae which is often hard to see. Austrosciapus connexus apparently hasn't been recorded south of NSW and Chrysosoma leucopogon only tropical. I think this is most likely Heteropsilopus cingulipes which is recorded in our area. My spotting is at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/159...

RachaelB
RachaelB 9 years ago

Thanks Jolly and Jill for your suggestions. I did see the Austrosciapus connexus earlier but was put off because it's wings are supposed to have black bands across it. I think it is definitely from the Dolichopodidae family but I'm going to try and keep looking for a species name.

RachaelB
Spotted by
RachaelB

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 6, 2012
Submitted on Nov 17, 2012

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