Very Long-legged fly in woodland Bioblitz

Very Long-legged fly in woodland Bioblitz

Observation - Very Long-legged fly in woodland Bioblitz. Description: Mostly in silhouette but I think this is a female of the very long legged dolichopodid N. fasciata with 4 obvious dark bands on the abdomen. It also astounded me by taking off as I tried to get a flash photo, reacting to the preflash and cleared frame be

Mostly in silhouette but I think this is a female of the very long legged dolichopodid N. fasciata with 4 obvious dark bands on the abdomen. It also astounded me by taking off as I tried to get a flash photo, reacting to the preflash and cleared frame before the shutter clicked. This species is known for amazing reaction speed; see these stunning take off images: http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8467
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