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Empis?

Observed: 23rd June 2013 By: jenjen21jenjen21’s reputation in Invertebratesjenjen21’s reputation in Invertebratesjenjen21’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Large flies, seeing them in abundance over the weekend.
Here feeding on giant hog weed, but also found on several other flowering plants.

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Veins

What I was trying to say was that the two long veins from the top of the discal cell do not reach the margin of the wing. It is usually a simple thing to see, in combination with the orange legs and three stripes on the brown thorax. One of the few distinctive Empis species.

Ian
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