Flat-footed Fly
Boatman Fly
Flat-footed Fly (Lindneromyia sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Smoke Fly (Platypezidae)
Species: Flat-footed Fly (Lindneromyia sp)
This Photo:     Female

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
The gender is easily distinguished here by the distance between the top of the eyes. The males touch, or nearly, female eyes are obviously separated. This happens with many flies species. In this genus it also seems the females are paler than males.

Copyright © 2011-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 24-Apr-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.