Subject: South Africa
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
September 25, 2012 2:36 pm
I have tried to Google and find out what this one is. Bu with little success. A friend told me she thinks it’s a horsefly. I Google orange horsefly but did not find anything like this. Although it does look a lot like some of them. Is it just a different type of horsefly?
Sorry about the little pic.. once again. Can only get so close with my mobile:-)
We believe this might be a Longlegged Fly in the family Dolichopodidae. It is not a Horse Fly. According to Bugguide which covers only North American species, Longlegged Flies: “vary in appearance and biology. Adults are medium to small slender flies normally with green, blue or copper metallic colored bodies and long legs. Their wings are clear or marked with darker areas towards the wing tips. Wing venation is characteristic.”