Long-legged Fly

Syntormon pallipes


Body length 5mm. The thorax is a glossy, metallic green and the wings are clear. The front two pairs of legs are very pale and the antennae are black, long and flattened.


Normally found close to water, the larvae feed on algae.

Status and distribution

Normally a coastal species but with some populations inland, far from the sea. Uncommon at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to September.