Long legged fly
Scientific Name: Austrosciapus connexus
Other Common Names: Green long legged fly
Species documented in 1835 by Walker.
A brightly metallic coloured fly, with a thin body and long legs. The wings are transparent, with black opaque markings towards the tips. They have an overall green colouring ranging in tones, and a black striped abdomen. The body length can reach 6mm.
Small soft bodied insects and other food sources.
Australian Government, 2007. Australian Faunal Directory, Department of the Environment and Water Resources. Available from: <http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/abrs/fauna/details.pl? pstrVol=ORTHORRHAPHA;pstrTaxa=586;pstrChecklistMode=2> [Accessed 14 February 2007]