Long-legged Fly – 7/5/21

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/5/21

Observation Time: 2:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Maskwonicut St. near Beaver Brook

Common Name: Long-legged fly

Scientific Name: Condylostylus patibulatus

Comments: Metallic green long-legged flies are typically found near water. I encountered this one hopping from leaf to leaf on vegetation growing on the bridge over Beaver Brook. Adult flies are predaceous on mites, aphids, booklice,  thrips, flies, silverfish, small caterpillars and other small insects.

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