Mating dagger flies?

Mating dagger flies?

Observation - Mating dagger flies?. Description: I had some difficulty in deciding what I was looking at here, but I think the images are of two Empid flies in process of mating with a prey item, the male’s gift to the female, in between. (cf. two images of this process on NatureSpot).

I had some difficulty in deciding what I was looking at here, but I think the images are of two Empid flies in process of mating with a prey item, the male’s gift to the female, in between. (cf. two images of this process on NatureSpot).