Long-legged Fly

One of the genus Condylostylus long-legged flies.
A little jewel. Same specimen: the light does wonderful things with the metallic sheen. There are more than 30 species in this genus north of Mexico; they usually feed on smaller insects and mites.

5 Responses to “Long-legged Fly”

  1. 1 peopleplaceswords June 23, 2017 at 11:41 am

    the ballerina of flies. long slender legs and so many. attention choreographers.
    not even amateur on invertebrates, would love to connect with expert to identify a creature observed in Guatemala which flew by undulation of wings, like manta ray.
    can you suggest?

  2. 3 gurlitt June 23, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks for these photos of the bugs etc. I with you could photograph and identify the incredible varieties of insects I watch just inside our country house. I especially wonder what the ones in the bathroom can be doing there, either something out of sight under the dryer or just lost.

    • 4 mthew June 23, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Country houses usually have a lot of openings to the wild, so the critters come on in while you’re in the big city (or wherever).

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