Long-legged Fly

Long-legged Fly

Unlike the vast majority of insects that flee upon being approached too closely, these dainty Long-legged flies are not easily spooked from their chosen perches, making them ideal photography subjects. Though, that being said, if you’re utilizing loud shutter click or a bright flash, they will invariably jump up, but will eventually settle down. If … Read more

Long Legged Fly

Long-legged flies, Family Dolichopodidae

Long-legged flies, Family Dolichopodidae, make up quite a large family and together with the shore flies, Family Ephydridae, are amongst the most common true flies to be encountered along the shores of our ponds, lakes and streams. Unlike the pesky houseflies, which are nusiance mongerers, Long Legged flies are beneficial, in that they prey upon … Read more