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Species Condylostylus caudatus

Long-Legged Fly - Condylostylus caudatus - male dolichopodid - Condylostylus caudatus - male Longlegged Fly - Condylostylus caudatus - male Glossy green long-legged fly - Condylostylus caudatus - male Condylostylus - Condylostylus caudatus - male - female Long-legged fly - Condylostylus caudatus - male Possibly Condylostylus graenicheri - Condylostylus caudatus - male shiny gold longlegged fly with long tail hairs - Condylostylus caudatus - 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 (caudatus group)
Species caudatus (Condylostylus caudatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Condylostylus caudatus (Wiedemann)
Orig. Comb: Psilopus caudatus Wiedemann 1830
Syn: Psilopus caudatulus Loew 1861
Explanation of Names
From cauda, tail. Males of the species have long hairs on the tail.
Wing length 2.9 to 3.6 mm (Steyskal, 1973;(1) may only apply to Florida specimens)
Widespread east of Great Plains; also recorded from California(2)
See Also
Where ranges overlap in Florida, C. graenicheri can be distinguished by enlarged fourth and fifth tarsomeres of the hind legs.(1) The Northeastern C. connectans has the fifth segment of the male hind tarsus enlarged.
Works Cited
1.Notes on southeastern North American species of Condylostylus and Sciapus (Diptera: Dolichopodidae)
G.C. Steyskal. 1973. The Florida Entomologist, 56 (4): 359-360.
2.Catalog of the Dolichopodidae (Diptera) of America north of Mexico
Marc A. A. Pollet et al. 2003. American Museum of Natural History.