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Photo#84097
lakeside nervous twitter - Stilt Legged Fly - Taeniaptera trivittata

lakeside nervous twitter - Stilt Legged Fly - Taeniaptera trivittata
Raleigh ; Longview Lake, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
September 15, 2006
This is two separate shots of the [wasp(?)] taken seconds apart, as it moved between different leaves, combined using Photoshop to present both side views. The point of view is the same for each. I haven't done the math to determine the actual size.

Stilt-legged fly?
Just going on superficial resemblance, it might be a Stilt-legged Fly in the Family Micropezidae:

 
I agree with Chuck on the family, and
I think the semicircular wing markings make it specifically Taeniaptera trivittata (below).



Great shot!

 
Thank You, both..
The existence, in nearby Durham,NC of such a similar specimen uploaded by Patrick Coin encourages me to correct the title of this listing to reflect the I.D.
Thanks everyone. I have so-named my flickr.com upload.

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