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Trivi stilt-legged (Taeniaptera trivittata)

Trivi stilt-legged flies (Taeniaptera trivittata) is an animal species in the Micropezidae, winged insects with very long stick-shaped legs, predominantly dark in color with brown and white, live arboreal on foliage in low, shady, low shrubs near water.

T. trivittata has a black head with a pair of large dark eyes. The back has several curves and is black. The waist is tubular, narrow and black. The stomach is cylindrical, black and jointed with a light or shiny color.

Dlium Trivi stilt-legged (Taeniaptera trivittata)


A pair of simple wings are elongated and have a vein, rounded tips, transparent and three horizontal black plots that alternate from the tip, stacked to completely cover the upper part of the stomach at rest.

The legs are stick-shaped and very long as a characteristic of Micropezidae. The forelegs are black and dark brown with white tips. The middle pair of legs have a black and dark brown color with white soles. The hind legs are black and dark brown with white tips.

Trivi stilt-legged flies arboreal and spend much of their time in broad foliage, low shady shrubs and near water in forests, farmlands, roadsides and abandoned places.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Cyclorrhapha
Zoosection: Schizophora
Zoosubsection: Acalyptratae
Superfamily: Nerioidea
Family: Micropezidae
Subfamily: Taeniapterinae
Genus: Taeniaptera
Species: Taeniaptera trivittata

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