Emarginate-winged Long Legged Fly
Male: dorsal
Ellura
Emarginate-winged Long Legged Fly
Male: Eyes
 
    
Emarginate-winged Long Legged Fly (Dytomyia sordida)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Longlegged Fly (Dolichopodidae)
Species: Emarginate-winged Long Legged Fly (Dytomyia sordida)
This Photo:     Male: profile

Thank you Tony Daley for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~6mm long. Notice the colours change dramatically depending on the angle of lighting.
The one specimen we found in November was a male and is very distinctive, with a mark (sclerite) on the trailing edge of the wings that distorts the wing. Only the male has this feature.
The male genetalia are very strange on these, bent over at 180 deg.

Copyright © 2020- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Nov-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.