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Australian Museum Flat Footed Flies Expedition

SpecimensAustralian Museum Entomology Collection

Platypezidae commonly known as Flat footed flies are minute to medium sized slender or robust flies. The male and female usually differ in colour, males in particular are often all black. Members of the Platypezidae inhabit damp woodlands and the larvae are fungivores. Adult males form aerial swarms before mating using trees or bushes as swarm markers. Adults may be found performing rapid erratic movements on broad leaves of both woody and herbaceous plants, evidently feeding on surface deposits.

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