Physiphora alceae

The Physiphora alceae is a small sized, metallic green-colored fly in the family Ulidiidae (Picture-winged Flies), subfamily Ulidiina. It has a body length of about 4mm. It feeds on nectar, pollen and feces. The larvae of these flies live in manure or under barks.

Physiphora alceae (Picture-winged Fly)

6 comments:

Ani said...

A really good looking fly! They are very common in the Western Ghats as well.

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birdy said...

Thanks Ani for the feedback. This species is also common with us, but to date I couldn't manage to get a clear picture.

@Insurance quotes, thanks for the visit and comment.

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Lovely pictures and awesome photography. The color of the fly is good!!!

birdy said...

@Groupdmt, Thanks for the visit and comment. Your appreciation is much valued.

@English Worksheets, Thanks for your regular feedback.