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Chrysosoma Long-legged Fly

Chrysosoma vittatum

Description:

Lustrously green long-legged fly on lotus leaf. It was first described by Christian Rudolph Wilhelm Wiedemann (1770-1840) - a German physician, historian and naturalist who turned to entomology later in life - in 1819. The 'vittatum' may be for the brown vertical stripe on its thorax.

Habitat:

Urban garden.

Notes:

Family: Dolichopodidae

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12 Comments

NickKing
NickKing 5 years ago

Cool photo!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

I missed this one! Very beautiful, congratulations on your SOTD!

dandoucette
dandoucette 5 years ago

Congrats!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Congrats Liana...Nice shot!!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 5 years ago

Congrats on your amazing SOTD!

LindaAlisto
LindaAlisto 5 years ago

Congrats Leana ! :)

Another shot of glory WOWWWW!!!!

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Beautiful series. Well done and well deserved SOTD

Thank you for the honor of being chosen SOTD! Awesome news! "Maraming Salamat!"

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Wow! Snappy outfit. Congrats.

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

Well deserved!

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Leana, this colorful fly is our Spotting of the Day!

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Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 30, 2015
Submitted on Sep 30, 2015

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