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Dance fly

Empis sp.

Description:

Empis is a genus of dance flies, in the fly family Empididae. Notice the sharp piercing mouthpart, and the long proboscis. Possibly Empis livia?

Habitat:

Alpine pasture. Altitude 900 ASL.

Notes:

The flower is Bistorta officinalis.

No species ID suggestions

17 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you Jolly and Ashish! It was a lucky shot, nice soft light and well behaved insect:-)
Bistorta officinalis is an interesting Ashish! It is actually edible, and still researched for its medicinal properties. It is also the food plant of some butterflies.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Nice spotting Daniele.. a true learning lesson...
I think Polygonaceae family plants represent healthy green habitat...

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 2 years ago

Nice detail, beautifully captured.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you Arlanda!

arlanda
arlanda 2 years ago

very nice pic

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you Emma and Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

So beautiful,

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

great colors!!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you Hemant and Satyen!

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 2 years ago

amazing capture love the details well done

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Beautiful!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you Jeanette!

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

Beautiful capture :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you OnengDyah!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 2 years ago

Great picture and cute species...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you Atul!

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

nice clear picture ,Daniele!

Cerniat (FR), Fribourg - Freiburg, Switzerland

Lat: 46.66, Long: 7.20

Spotted on May 25, 2012
Submitted on May 28, 2012

Reference

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