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comatus group

Long Legged Fly - Condylostylus comatus - male Condylostylus comatus group - Condylostylus - female a fly - Condylostylus crinitus - male Long-legged fly - Condylostylus Gleaming tiny green - Fly? - Condylostylus - female Longlegged Fly - Condylostylus Condylostylus longicornis? - Condylostylus - female Fly sp.  - Condylostylus comatus - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Empidoidea
Family Dolichopodidae (Longlegged Flies)
Subfamily Sciapodinae
Genus Condylostylus
No Taxon comatus group
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sometimes considered part of genus Chrysosoma; Bickel(1) restricted that genus to African species.
Two species from eastern USA, C. comatus and C. crinitus. One species from Central America and Texas, C. villosus.
Very long antennae. Fore and mid tibiae with three very long hairs, fore basitarsus with row of hairs somewhat longer than diameter of leg. Tail of male of some species with long, wrinkled hairs. Wing sometimes darkened along front edge near tip of R2+3.
Species are distinguished by color and size of male genitalia and presence or absence of row of small hairs on mid basitarsus.
See Also
Males of some members of the Condylostylus caudatus group also have long hairs behind. In that group the tail hairs are directed directly back from the midline and the abdomen tapers towards the tip. In the C. comatus group the tip of the abdomen is broad and the hairs project at an angle from the corners.
Works Cited
1.The Australian Sciapodinae
Daniel J. Bickel. 1994. Australian Museum.