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Large Green Long Legged Fly - Chrysosoma leucopogon

Family Dolichopodidae

This page contains pictures and information about Large Green Long Legged Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 6mm, female 
The Common Green Long Legged Fly is relatively large among other Long-legged Flies. It has relatively shout body and bristly legs, This is the largest Long-legged Fly we found in Brisbane. 
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This fly is commonly seen in our back yard and bushes in Brisbane. Its body is metallic green with bronze reflection. Its wings are transparent clear. 
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Abdomen is slender in males. 
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360 twisting of the male postabdomen.  
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This Long-legged Fly are common in Brisbane.
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They usually rest on board leaves looking for small soft-bodied insects. They fly away when disturbed, but will come back at the same spot a few seconds later.  
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The Long-legged Fly has the wing vein M branched to M1 and M2, M1 with gentle arc to apex. Vein  m-cu is slightly sinuous. Haltere is yellow in colour.
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Some individuals have bronze stripes on thorax.  

1. A field guide to insects in Australia - By Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey, Reed New Holland, 1996, p142.
2. The Australian Sciapodinae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae), with a review of the Oriental and Australasian faunas, and a world conspectus of the subfamily - Bickel, Daniel J. 1994, records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 21: 1-394 [174].  

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Last updated: February 17, 2013.