Poecilobothrus nobilitatus

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Semaphore Fly      Poecilobothrus nobilitatus
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These are sometimes known as long-legged flies, and are fairly common and widespread throught England, and in Essex.

They are often associated with small puddles, and in this case my small garden pond, where during mid-summer they can be very common.

They have been given the common name of 'Semaphore Fly' becaus of the male's distinctive wing movements when trying to attract a female. Another distinctive habit is that of walking on water!
Capel Road garden, 23 June 2016
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