Long Legged Fly
Profile, eye & hair
Ellura
Long Legged Fly
Posterior, venation
 
    
Long Legged Fly (Hydrophorus cf praecox)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Fly (Diptera)
Family: Longlegged Fly (Dolichopodidae)
Species: Long Legged Fly (Hydrophorus cf praecox)
This Photo:     Anterior
Similar Species: Water Floating Fly

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Like all long legged flies, these are also metal, but it's not nearly so obvious as most.
It's difficult to know with such small insects what is a real colour and what is a camera artifact as they just look like a little blur with the naked eyes (with with mine anyway

Similar to our other water floating fly, which is a different family.
This one has a line of white hair through the bottom of it's eyes and two white stripes on it's back that are made up of *very* short white hair.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Jul-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species