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EMPIDIDAE (family) (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 11 Sep 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 11 Sep 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 11 Sep 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 11 Sep 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 11 Sep 2019

Identification history

Other Fly (many families, acalyptrate) EMPIDIDAE (family) 11 Sep 2019 Paul Whitington

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Author's notes

hundreds of these small (2.5mm long) flies seen swarming close to surface of freshwater pond, often dipping into the water's surface (feeding?) - seen in photo 5. Wing venation, shape of proboscis and antennae suggest family Empididae.

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  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 11 Sep 2019 2:01 PM Recorded on
  • Paul Whitington Recorded by
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