Long-legged fly (Condylostylus sipho?)
Location: Naperville, IL
June 26, 2011 7:38 am
Dear Daniel~
I found this long-legged fly on a hydrangea leaf today. Although I am pretty sure it is of the genus Condylostylus, I am less certain of its species. Condylostylus longicornis wings are unmarked, and its legs are blacker. Condylostylus sipho has the wing markings of this specimen, as well as its yellow upper legs, but the body shape is different. So sorry to trouble you again, but I thought this was a really beautiful fly, and I understand they are predators of even smaller insects. Their legs resemble mosquitoes! Thank you very much!
Signature: Dori Eldridge

Long Legged Fly

Hi Dori,
Even though we cannot confirm for certain your exact species, we are thrilled to be able to post these excellent photos of a Long Legged Fly.

Long Legged Fly

Location: Illinois

2 Responses to Long Legged Fly

  1. Anneliese M. W. says:

    I was walking with a fly swatter next to my hydranga bush when all of the sudden a green fly landed on my arm! I immediately shook it off and ran away, scared it was poisonus it resembled a mistquitue with a horse fly and wings that pointed to the side.

  2. Albert Mudge says:

    They are all over our orange leaves here in Tucson AZ. They are on our other Fruit Trees Also. They are green in color

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