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Empis opaca Copula Romantic side view of Empis opaca (I think - my ID?!) showing the male holding on to the scene while the female is busy consuming the nuptial gift he offered her.  Diptera,Empididae,Empis,Empis opaca,Netherlands,copulation,nuptial gift Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Empis opaca Copula

Romantic side view of Empis opaca (I think - my ID?!) showing the male holding on to the scene while the female is busy consuming the nuptial gift he offered her.

    comments (4)

  1. That is a very cool behavioral shot. Posted 2 years ago
  2. Utterly romantic, haha. And, a super shot. Posted one year ago
  3. Posted one year ago
  4. Fantastic behavior shot!! Posted one year ago

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''Empis opaca'' is a species of dance fly, in the fly family Empididae. It is found in most of Europe, except the Balkan Peninsula and the Iberian Peninsula.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Nov 29, 2016.