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Dance fly (Empis livida)

A male dance fly (Empis livida), of the family Empididae, a family of flies with over 3,000 described species. Empidids are mainly predatory flies and exhibit a wide range of forms but are generally small to medium sized, non-metallic and rather bristly. Distribution is worldwide but the majority are found in northern temperate areas.

Photo credit: André Karwath
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