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Posted on 06-08-2022 17:24
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Good afternoon,

this fly belongs most probably to the genus Empis, but anyone has an idea of what sticking out of its abdomen? Could it be some sort of parasite?

Photo taken 15 May 2021, Southern Bohemia, Czech Republic.

Thank you, Sezima
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Edited by Sezima on 14-08-2022 16:23
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Posted on 06-08-2022 17:35

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Hi Sezima, I think it's a male Empis trigramma - and it's not a parasite - that's one of the organs what makes him a male.
Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 06-08-2022 17:55
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Hi Eric,

well, that's embarrassing... I thought he was infected by a parasite whereas he is completely healthySmile

Thank you, Sezima
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