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Stilt-legged fly

Micropezidae Family

Description:

Length: ~0.90cm Season : Rainy season Time : 4:25pm 09Dec2021 Frequency : Very Rare Life stage : Adult

Habitat:

Spotted inside the car parking very close to open abandoned area with lot of plants.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Francis Floe
Francis Floe 5 months ago
Stilt-legged fly
Rainieria sp. Stilt-legged Fly | Project Noah


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4 Comments

Francis Floe
Francis Floe 5 months ago

I agree on putting it on Micropezidae because there are so many genus and species. They almost all look similar and they are hard to distinguish from one another.

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 5 months ago

Hi Francis Floe,
Thank you very much for more detailed comment.
One observation on Rainieria antennaepes - If you see below spottings, none of them have those 2 light-goldish stripes on the thorax. So, I think this one is different from Rainieria antennaepes, but very close.
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/70...
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/21...
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/54...
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/83...
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/37...
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/68...

BTW, the link in your 1st comment has these stripes. So, I feel it is better to tag this spotting at Family level (Micropezidae). My knowledge is limited so, I request you to suggest on this. :)

Francis Floe
Francis Floe 5 months ago

The spotting looks similar to Rainieria antennaepes but most photos I found shows only the two front legs with white tips while your photo shows all its legs with white tips, it is also found in North America, so can it be an introduced species. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainieri...
Hope you can find the exact species!

Francis Floe
Francis Floe 5 months ago

I found this photo which is very similar to your spotting but it doesn't specify the exact species.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sti...

m.prasad.369
Spotted by
m.prasad.369

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 9, 2021
Submitted on Dec 9, 2021

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