This looks to be a Wood Soldier Fly (albeit not on wood) but the shape of the head seems wrong. Can anybody help me out?
Found dead on the windowsill.
Stem galls in an Atriplex growing along the base of the coastal cliffs. Plant observation added separately.
Just a guess at this very long legged fly
True flies are insects of the order Diptera (from the Greek di = two, and ptera = wings). Their most obvious distinction from other orders of insects is that a typical fly possesses a pair of flight wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halteres, derived from the hind wings, on the metathorax. (Some species of flies are exceptional in that they are secondarily flightless). The only other order of insects bearing two true, functional...