Dance flies mating with courtship gift .

Dance flies mating with courtship gift .

Observation - Dance flies mating with courtship gift . - UK and Ireland. Description: Male danceflies offer gifts of flies they've caught to females, and hang onto the gift with their long back legs while the female feeds and the pair mates. I'm pretty sure they're Empis opaca by the distinctive abdomen markings and leg colours

Male danceflies offer gifts of flies they've caught to females, and hang onto the gift with their long back legs while the female feeds and the pair mates. I'm pretty sure they're Empis opaca by the distinctive abdomen markings and leg colours