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Long-legged fly

Amblypsilopus depilis

Description:

Dolichopodidae, the long-legged flies 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.

Habitat:

Highlands of Santa Cruz, Galapagos

1 Species ID Suggestions

Bradley2
Bradley2 9 years ago
sciapodine
Amblypsilopus depilis


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8 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Adam!

AdamBT
AdamBT 9 years ago

Nice macros Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks for the species id Bradley.
Thank you too Tamar!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

Beautiful! I can see the one on the third photo is a male :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Gordon, yes they are a challenge!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

Nice photo, Karen. These little guys scurry around pretty fast, but they make for an interesting challenge....grin.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Fyn!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Very pretty!

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Nov 30, 2012
Submitted on Dec 23, 2012

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