Female: Wing Venation
Emarginate-winged Long Legged Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Longlegged Fly (Dolichopodidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Emarginate-winged Long Legged Fly (Dytomyia sordida)|
|This Photo:||🔍Male: dorsal🔎|
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
1st Live Photo on-line:
~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.