Water Floating Fly
Mouth lapping water
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Shore Fly (Ephydridae)|
|Species:||Dagger Fly (Empis sp)|
|This Photo:||Female, dorsal|
Thank you Tony Daley for confirming the identification of this species
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Also called Dance Flies.
This one was quite a small fly @ <10mm long with a very long proboscis compared to body length.