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Band-freed Green Long Legged Fly - Parentia vulgaris

Family Dolichopodidae

This page contains pictures and information about Band-freed Green Long Legged Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 5mm
This is a medium size Long-legged Fly. It is metallic green in body colour with bronze reflections on abdomen. There is no dark bands on abdomen which distinguished them from other Long-legged Fly species. Legs are dark brown to black in colour. 
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We recognized this Long-legged Fly by the vein M2 absent on wings but as fold on membrane. M2 and M1 form a broad U shape.
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Pictures were taken in Anstead Forest on Dec 2012.

1. 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.