Empis tessellata Fabricius 1794 (Family Empididae)


Male

Female

Couple with Scathophaga stercoraria

Length: Male 9-11mm, Female 9-13mm;
Wing Length: Male 9.3-11mm, Female 8.7-11mm;
Proboscis Length: 3-3.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? May - June
(Earliest: 4.5)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Wet Meadows
Food:
Scathophaga stercoraria

Other Insecta

Several Apiaceae Nectar

Polygonum bistorta Nectar

Valeriana officinalis Nectar

Rubus fruticosus Nectar

Cirsium palustre Nectar

Sorbus aucuparia Nectar

Nature Spot: Empis tessellata


Pictures © 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010 J.K. Lindsey

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