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Empis ciliata, male.

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Comments (6)

pedrocut on April 3, 2011

Beware of the female!

Anne Wiese on April 3, 2011

WOW! Great capture, Peter! Whatever it is, it looks a little scary! LIKE! Best wishes, Anne

Anne Wiese on April 3, 2011

Just found this page, Peter. I think it's a little similar to your fly, but don't know if it's really the same species. Greetings, Anne

pedrocut on April 3, 2011

Thanks Anne I have amended the title, at least I got the gender right!

Best wishes Peter

David Brown Photogra… on April 8, 2011

Do they bite or are they just very aggressive kissers?

Whichever y'all can keep them. We have enough of our own bugs over here!


pedrocut on April 8, 2011

I think these flies are ok, Anne had put me right to the name. I had mistaken it for a Gleg Fly, that seems to sort me out especially!

All the best Peter

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 3, 2011
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 900Ti
    • Taken on 2011/03/23 13:19:19
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 7.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash