Fly - empis_opaca
Fact File
Taken at Musselburgh on 2nd June 2019 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 


Taken at Musselburgh on 16th May 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
Fact File

Fly - empis_opaca.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
A.K.A:
empis_opaca.
Diptera.
Empididae.
Dance Fly.
Adult Food:
Size:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
Insects, Nectar.
Male 6 to 9.5 mm, Female 6.8 to 10 mm.
Hedgerows.
April - May.
Males present a 'gift' to the female, in the form of a
dead insect, before mating takes place. Females will
not mate with males who do not present a gift.