A Long-legged Fly

A group of flies called long-legged flies is fairly diverse, having more North American species than the butterflies.  I find these flies often on the tops of leaves.  They are active and colorful, and seem to be fairly unknown, even to scientists.

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This was one of a couple on a common milkweed.

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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2 Responses to A Long-legged Fly

  1. Finn says:

    Very fine picture, perfect depth of field – lovely colours too. What do these long legged flies feed on?

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