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Dancing fly with nuptial gift - Empis snoddyi
Piedmont County, North Carolina, USA
June 25, 2005
Size: small midge-like insect
Image taken by a coworker here at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. She witnessed a swarm of small flies, some of which carried these small sacs. Eric at Allexperts.com identified this as a member of the family Empididae. He suggested we submit this pic for your files. Any additional information is appreciated.