Long-legged fly

Long-legged flies are tiny, brightly colored, and common. You find them on broad-leaved plants looking around for smaller flies to lunch on:


Some are iridescent green like this one, some are orange/red. One of the crowd of interesting bugs you can find on a milkweed or blackberry leaf in midsummer.

5 thoughts on “Long-legged fly

  1. Hi Thomas,
    I’ve been following your blog for a while now, but I’m still surprised by the sharpness and beauty of your pictures. This one is awesome as usually!!!

    • Thanks, Sarah! I took this with a Canon macro lens and a 2x teleconverter, giving 2x magnification. A standard macro lens alone would not get this magnification.

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