Emarginate-winged Long Legged Fly
Male, profile
Emarginate-winged Long Legged Fly
Male, Thorax Setae
Emarginate-winged Long Legged Fly (Dytomyia sordida)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Longlegged Fly (Dolichopodidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Emarginate-winged Long Legged Fly (Dytomyia sordida)
This Photo:     🔍Male, Eyes🔎

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.
Males are very distinctive, with a mark (sclerite) on the trailing edge of the wings that distorts the wing.
The male genetalia are very strange on these, bent over at 180 deg.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.