“Empididae” family flies?

June 01, 2021

Empididae family fly?Empididae family fly?
On 23 April 2021, at about 07:10am, I've met this fly during my walk around Tigaki lagoon, the most important wetland of Kos island, Greece.

I've managed to take 4 photos of it and now I’m trying to identify the species. Most of the time this is very difficult to achieve as there are sooooo many insect species around and sooooo many similar ones! 

Although there are some web based tools (apps) available to help, they often struggle when dealing with really difficult cases. There are also some books but the really helpful detailed guides are very expensive indeed! Anyway …

I think that this interesting tiny (I estimate that it did not exceed half a centimetre in length (you see the comparison with the flowers that he/she "honored") is a member of Empididae family (Dagger flies) but I’m not able to definitively define the species, yet.

The sure thing is that I’ve spent several beautiful moments being, once more, active in macro photography which is one of my favorite genres.

I hope you enjoy the photos!




Empididae family fly?Empididae family fly? Empididae family fly?Empididae family fly? Empididae family fly?Empididae family fly?


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