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Mystery flies

Observed: 2nd June 2009 By: moongirl01moongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Is this a pair of robber flies? It looks like they've caught something...

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Dioctria's picture

Nice behaviour shot

This is a pair of empid flies. The male captures a food item (probably another fly) and presents it to the female as part of the courtship process. She then feeds on it while they mate.

David

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Glad you liked the pic!

Thanks for the interesting info, David!

Annabelle