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Photo#171707
Dance Fly? - Empis clausa - female

Dance Fly? - Empis clausa - Female
Winfield, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
August 13, 2006
Size: 6mm
Tiny dance fly maybe. Female, if leg fringes indicator.

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Dance Fly? - Empis clausa - female Dance Fly? - Empis clausa - female

Moved
Moved from Empidinae.

Moved
Moved from Dance Flies.

Might be Empis clausa...
You should wait for further confirmation as I am not an expert with this group. But, seems probable given Isaak Winkler's comment here and similarity to other posts identified in the guide:


 
yes
This is Empis clausa again

Yes.
I don't know what else it 'could' be. Those ornamented legs aren't common on species in other fly families.

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