Condylostylus sp.

Long-legged Fly

Condylostylus sp. image from Guyane (French Guiana)


Family: Dolichopodidae

Subfamily: Sciapodinae

Length: fly in photos was 5.1 mm to apex of wings


The most common of the colorful metallic Long-legged Flies are in the subfamily Sciapodinae. The one shown here is in the most commonly encountered genus in the Americas, Condylostylus.

These images were made in Montsinéry, French Guiana. The fly had a blue-purple reflex in certain light.


Condylostylus sp., lateral view, French Guiana image

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