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Stilt-Legged Fly (Mating)

Rainieria antennaepes


This is a Stilt-Legged Flies that i found on the jack-fruit tree in my backyard. These flies constantly waves its two front legs around like sensors. These flies have a black body, and an orange legs. The size of the female one (picture 2 - 4) is about 13 mm in length, while the male one (picture 5 - 6) is about 10 mm in length.


- Spotted on the jack-fruit tree in my backyard. Usually, these flies can be found around the house, garden, and bushes.


- Stilt-Legged Fly is from the Micropezidae family. It is called stilt-legged flies, after their characteristically long legs.
* Kingdom: Animalia
* Phylum: Arthropoda
* Class: Insecta
* Order: Diptera
* Section: Schizophora
* Subsection: Acalyptratae
* Superfamily: Nerioidea
* Family: Micropezidae
* Genus: Rainieria
* Species: R. antennaepes

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Spotted on Mar 21, 2014
Submitted on Mar 21, 2014

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