|Long-legged Flies. A large family of slender flies,
moderate to small in size. Often metallic, and greenish, bluish or
bronzy. Some are strongly sexually dimorphic with some bizarre
modifications in the male. Mouthparts are predacious, both adult and
larva prey on other insects. An unusually rich
fauna is found on smooth-barked trees which are used as
leks or for
mating assemblies. [320 Aust. species]
All species pictured have their DNA in the Barcode of Life Database.
|Afroparclius thompsoni||Austrosciapus connexus||Chrysosoma crinicorne||Chrysosoma leucopogon|
|DolichopodidGC sp. 1||DolichopodidGC sp. 2||DolichopodidGC sp. 3||DolichopodidGC sp. 4|
|DolichopodidGC sp. 5||DolichopodidGC sp. 6||DolichopodidGC sp. 7||DolichopodidGC sp. 8|
|Medetera sp. GC1||Neurigona sp. GC1||Neurigona sp. GC2||Paraclius sp. GC1|
|Sympycnus anomalipennis||Thinophilus sp. GC1|
Thanks to Dan Bickel for identifications.
Insects of Australia (Chapter 39: Diptera)
D.H. Colless and D.K. McAlpine
CSIRO, Division of Entomology
1137pp (2 volumes), Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1999.