Sunday, February 12, 2017

Green Long Legged Fly

12 February 2017

This beautiful metallic insect was resting in the shade on a leaf of one of the eucalyptus trees in our latest koala tree plantation this morning.  It was around 4 to 5mm long.  After a little research, I have found that it is a Green Long Legged Fly (Austrosciapus connexus, Family Dolichopodidae).  Thanks to the Brisbane Insects website for help identifying this one.  

Green Long Legged Fly (Austrosciapus connexus) at Jaowair 12/02/17
J.G.

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