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Empis variegata? -> probably
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Posted on 11-05-2020 19:50

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Slovakia, Carpathians, forested valley, 550 m.a.s.l. 9 may 2020, near stream and meadows.

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Posted on 11-05-2020 19:51

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Posted on 12-05-2020 19:02

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Meanwhile I noticed that coxae of this specimen are grey (not yellow as in E. maculata) and I came acros the Empis variegata here:

Am I right?
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 13-05-2020 14:46
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I'd say you are.

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Posted on 13-05-2020 17:51

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Very nice, these Empis. We have the Bibio-mimicry ciliata and now the Rhagio mimicry.

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Posted on 13-05-2020 18:56

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Thank you for a conditional agreement and comment
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