Length 6 or 7mm. Sciapus platypterus is one of the family of long-legged flies; the male has white middle tarsi. Members of the family have a metallic look.
To be seen around hedgerows and on tree trunks.
Preys on small insects.
Widespread, but not particularly frequent in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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