Long-Legged Flies

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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Order: Diptera
Family: Dolichopodidae
Genus: Condylostylus
Species: C. spp.
Scientific Name
Condylostylus spp.
Bigot 1859
Common Names

longlegged flies

Compiled by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University:

Long-Legged Flies

Diptera: Dolichopodidae

The long-legged flies are moderately small flies noted for their metallic coloration. Adult stages feed on small insects, such as gnats and midges. Larvae also are predaceous and some (Medetera spp.) live under bark and are predaceous on bark beetle larvae.

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Photo by Gerald J. Lenhard, Louisiana State University, Bugwood.org
Long-legged fly larvae.
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Long-legged fly larvae.
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Photo by Gerald J. Lenhard, Louisiana State University, Bugwood.org
Long-legged fly pupae.
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Long-legged fly pupae.

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