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Shh.. do not disturb! This long legged flies mating pair was seen at our garden I really tried hard to capture this.  flies,india,nature,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Shh.. do not disturb!

This long legged flies mating pair was seen at our garden I really tried hard to capture this.

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  1. Welcome to JungleDragon!
    You have requested an entry to be created for Dolichopodidae but this is a whole family with more than 7,000 described species in about 230 genera. The identification system in JungleDragon only works with single species.
    Another tip - remove the # from the tags and please set the country for both your photos or even better - geotag the location.
    Posted one year ago
  2. This is a great macro, welcome to JungleDragon! As @Wildflower already mentioned, please set the country on all your photos. You can do so using the "Set country" button. Posted one year ago
  3. Hi @pradyuman! Welcome to JungleDragon. Great macro!
    I have made some research and found out that the flies captured are so-called Stilt-legged flies, Mimegralla sp., Micropezidae family, Taeniapterinae subfamily. Members of this subfamily are mostly tropical and often hold their white-tipped front legs forward and wave them like antennae (such as the antennae of an ichneumonid wasp).
    5 species are reported from India, two only in Assam and Sikkim. The other 3 are M. albimana, M. albitarsis and M. coeruleifrons.
    Based on this photo only I would say they are M. albimana, but I am not sure.
    http://www.journalofzoology.com/volume2/v2i5/pdf/1.1.pdf
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks for the update. Posted one year ago
  4. Good work! Posted one year ago
  5. Hermosura Posted 5 months ago

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Uploaded Jul 3, 2016. Captured Jul 16, 2015 22:24.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 90mm