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Large Empis (female)
Liliane D
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Posted on 01-04-2024 22:46

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In March 2021 I offered you this large female Empis
And in March 2020 I photographed a large male
On April 01, 2024, still in the same garden in the south of France, I saw this female which seems quite close to me and which I was able to photograph from several angles as she was very busy sucking nectar from Thyme.
Her body is 12 mm long.
I imagine it's one of the large Mediterranean species or Empis ciliata?
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Edited by Liliane D on 01-04-2024 22:59
Liliane D
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Posted on 01-04-2024 22:50

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From some angles, the tufts of hair on the legs are hardly visible. On the front legs, there are only tufts on the tibiae.
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Liliane D
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Posted on 01-04-2024 22:57

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