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Small grey-black Empis
Axel D
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Posted on 16-04-2022 15:11
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Today I found this Empididae copula with an unknown prey in my garden. I only caught the male to take some pictures. I think they belong to genus Empis and I tried to use this key to go further. It is not easy but the hooked penis of the male is very close to Empis woodi. Do you think it is possible ?

Rosny-Sous-Bous, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
16th of April 2022

Body length : around 4 mm (but not measured)

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Dorsal view fo the male :
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Edited by Axel D on 16-04-2022 15:14
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Side view of the male with hypopygium detail :
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Posted on 25-04-2022 14:55
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