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Long-legged Fly (Eating a Smaller Insect)



A metallic green Long-legged Fly eating a smaller insect.


Local botanical gardens.


The metallic Long-legged Fly is fast and friendly, choosing annoying insects for a meal instead of human food scraps. It feeds on smaller insects like aphids, mites, gnats, beetle larva and smaller flies. This makes it a beneficial insect because it removes plant-harming bugs.

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Joseph R. Godreau
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Joseph R. Godreau

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Spotted on Jun 20, 2021
Submitted on Sep 28, 2021

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