New garden species

Empis tessellata ♂︎

Last update: 2 June 2021
OBSERVATION:
2021-V-23

This larger, conspicuous flying fly suddenly passed me and landed on the bee hotel. The animal flew up a few times to relocate itself on the bee hotel and was rather easy to approach. It is a male Empis tessellata [1].

I hadn’t seen it before in the garden: a new garden species!

Empis tessellata ♂
Empis tessellata ♂
Empis tessellata ♂
Empis tessellata ♂


References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

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