Rhea Bowen- Smith: Diptera

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Location of collection:

  • (33°58′58.43″ N, 84°00′21.33″ W)

Date of collection:

  • 09/05/2017 through 09/07/2017

Collection Method:

  • Malaise trap

Rank Abundance:

  • 2

Order:

  • Diptera

Family:

  • Dolichopodidae

Common Name:

  • Long-Legged Flies

H':

  • 1.388352

Distinguishing morphological features of Family:

  • Metallic green-to-blue luster in most species. Can also be dull yellow, brown, or black in color.
  • Generally small (1mm to 9mm) with a elongate-conical or flat abdomen.
  • Large red eyes
  • Many species have long legs


Ecological and Economic/ Public Health Importance

  • Immature stages and adult stage are insect predators
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