~8mm length. ♂. Came to black light (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by Matt Bertone @ BugGuide.
~10mm total length. ♀. Came to black light. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by Matt Bertone @ BugGuide.
about 2 cm long
Copyright Chris Moody.
This was a very tiny fly. I thought it was a bit of dirt on the leaf but when looking at the photo, realized it had wings.
The leaf is about 7 mm across at the bug. I estimate the fly to be about 2 mm across the body and about 4 mm long.
I think it had just hatched. It is bent so that it's abdomen tip is just under the head.
It jumped once but did not fly.