Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

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Micropezidae (Stilt-legged Flies)

This family has about 700 known species. Their common name comes from their long, stilt-like legs. They resemble spider wasps and ichneumons, so it’s theorized that is why they feel comfortable standing in the open on the tops of leaves and flowers.

Courtship amongst these flies is an elaborate display and like some other families, involves the “kissing” behavior whereby fluids are transferred. There is little known about the larvae of this family.

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