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Typically slender-bodies flies, with V-shaped transverse mesonotal suture. Wing elongate, rather narrow. Legs very long and slender, breaking readily at suture between trochanter and femur. Ocelli absent. Length up to 60 mm; size varying from tiny species of Tasiocera Skuse with wing length of about 2 mm, to large species of Holorusia Loew, with wing often 40 mm long and of Leptotarsus Guerin-Meneville with body length often 60 mm. (Alexander & Byers 1981)


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