Longlegged Fliessee also Pl

Family Dolichopodidae

Identification: Small to medium-sized, and usually metallic green or coppery. Rs 2-branched, slightly swollen at the fork. R-m cross vein in basal of wing or absent. Anal cell smally sometimes absent, cf genitalia often large and folded forward under abdomen. Antennae usually aristate.

Dolichopodids are very common, occurring in many different situations but most frequently in marshy places and meadows. Males often have very large genitalia, and sometimes have the legs peculiarly ornamented. Most adults are predaceous on

smaller insects. Larvae occur in wet soil, under bark, in decaying vegetation, and in water.

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