Long-legged Flies
Grey Long-legged Fly
M2X Long Legged Fly
Band-freed Green Fly 
Large Long Legged Fly
Blue-greened Fly
White-waisted Green Fly
Green Long Legged Fly
Black Long Legged Fly  

Unknown Flies

Guest book


Blue-greened Long Legged Fly - Austrosciapus proximus

Family Dolichopodidae

This page contains pictures and information about Blue-greened Long-legged Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 5mm, female
This medium size Long-legged Fly is metallic blue-green in colour. Head and body is dusted with dense silvery pruinose. 
DSCN0512 (2).jpg (106869 bytes) DSCN0513.jpg (118176 bytes)
DSC_9067.jpg (171466 bytes) DSC_9068.jpg (205807 bytes) DSC_5759.jpg (172349 bytes)  
DSC_9068w.jpg (165559 bytes) DSC_9067h.jpg (102926 bytes) DSCN0519.jpg (131108 bytes)
The Long-legged Fly has the wing vein M branched to M1 and M2, M1arc with round right angle bend elbow-shaped to apex. Vein  m-cu is straight. Wings with distinct pale brown markings distinctly joined together across anterior margin of wing. The join of wing band extended to R4+5. Haltere is yellow in colour.
DSC_9995.jpg (191210 bytes) DSC_9997.jpg (216560 bytes) DSCN0514.jpg (132119 bytes)
We found this long Long-legged Fly in our backyard as well as in Karawatha Forest.  

1. Wildlife of Tropical North Queensland - Queensland Museum Publications 2000, p106.
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].  

Back to Top

Up ] M2X Green Long Legged Fly ] Band-freed Green Long Legged Fly ] Large Green Long Legged Fly ] [ Blue-greened Long Legged Fly ] White-waisted Green Long Legged Fly ] Green Long Legged Fly ] Black Long Legged Fly ]


See us in our Home page. Download large pictures in our Wallpaper web page. Give us comments in our Guest Book, or send email to us. A great way to support us is to buy the CD from us.  
Last updated: February 17, 2013.