snipe fly


noun

any of various predatory dipterous flies of the family Leptidae (or Rhagionidae), such as Rhagio scolopacea of Europe, having an elongated body and long legs

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Word Origin for snipe fly

named after the snipe because its flight resembles that of the bird

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