Long Legged Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Longlegged Fly (Dolichopodidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Long Legged Fly (Hydrophorus cf praecox)|
|This Photo:||Posterior, venation|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Like all long legged flies, these are also metallic, 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.
Similar Species: Water Floating Fly (Brachydeutera sydneyensis)