Thread subject: :: Large Empis (female)

Posted by Liliane D on 01-04-2024 23:46

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?

Edited by Liliane D on 01-04-2024 23:59