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Empididae for ID, N Spain
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Posted on 22-01-2017 19:18
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Genus Empis for sure. Might this be Empis sinuosa??? Sorry I couldn't photograph the male. I have pictures of a male that matches this female to perfection in the same spot but from last year. If you think it would be interesting I can post it in another thread.

Avilés, Asturias, N Spain in rural area. 28.IV.2016

Thanks in advance for any help Smile
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A lateral view.
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And last picture, a frontal view.
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Not a chance? :-(
 
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[Hesitating...] What was the size?
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Thanks for trying, Paul! Smile

Let's say about the size of an Empis (Pachymeria) sp. (which clearly is not) or an Empis (Leptempis) sp. (I have seen Empis abdominalis before, and was about its size). Somehow biggish. The pictures were taken with a compact camera and still allowed decent results. So, not precisely a small Empis Wink

It was feeding on a well developed typical Umbeliferae that might be Oenanthe crocata. Compare the size of the flowers and that should help to have an idea of the size of the fly too.

Good luck and thanks again! Smile
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It resembles Empis tessellata castellana as described in Die Fliegen but I do not know what the present status of the that taxon is.
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Paul, I am ashamed for this very late reply awkward I have tried to solve the mystery of the status of the taxon for a while. It seems that it is Empis (Euempis) morio nowadays. But I forgot to say something here... Disgraceful.

The problem is that i believe (I might be wrong) that Empis morio has a dark F1. And there is something dirturbing in this fly for Euempis: bristles on legs don't seem to be strong enough. I think it should belong to another subgenus. But of course, only my thoughts Wink

Anyway, thanks a lot for the effort, I am/was completely concious of the difficulty Smile

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Well, one of the Mediterranean Polyblepharis species is also possible.
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Thanks again, Paul!! Smile I am going to try in that direction Wink
 
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14.06.17 12:39
Thx Paul, another off the list

13.06.17 16:11
Yup

12.06.17 14:12
Hello Can any1 help out Is Limnobiiden the same as Limoniidae Thx

15.05.17 15:18
Thanks Paul

12.05.17 08:43
I think min Xanthempis both do, in other subgenera the males hunt and females eat.

25.04.17 14:14
Hello, can any1 tell me if both male and female Empis flies eat other flies or is it just the female? Thx

21.04.17 15:08
Thanks very much Paul

18.04.17 20:24
Nice occur on the Dutch television Paul!

11.04.17 13:37
In Dutch some would use it as plural, for 'exemplaar' (exemplar or specimen). Ten exx. then is ten specimens.

10.04.17 16:21
Thanks Phil I am thinking exuviae but I can't find the abbrev. so perhaps so

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