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  Long Legged Fly (Austrosciapus connexus)





Long Legged Fly | Austrosciapus connexus photo
Long Legged Fly has a metallic appearance

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Long Legged Fly | Austrosciapus connexus photo
Long Legged Fly

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



LONG LEGGED FLY FACTS

Identification
Long Legged Flies have a metallic green appearance. The abdomen is green and black stripes and wings have black bands. As their common name suggests, they have long legs.

Size
6mm

Habitat
often seen perched on horizontal leaves

Food
feed on smaller soft body insects such as aphids

Breeding
Larvae are usually found in moist soil or under tree bark.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Diptera
Family:Dolichopodidae
Genus:Austrosciapus
Species:connexus
Common Name:Long Legged Fly