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Empis sp. - Empis - male

Empis sp. - Empis - Male
Trabuco Canyon, Orange County, California, USA
March 13, 2010
Size: 10 mm
This is a male dance fly of the genus Empis and subgenus Enoplempis. It is carrying another dance fly (probably genus Rhamphomyia) as a nuptial gift, and was part of a swarm of approx. 12 other males carrying gifts.

Moved from Empis.

Moved from ID Request.

Nice pic!
Nice pic!

RE: Nice pic!
Thanks Martin.

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