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Empis testacea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Order  Diptera
Scientific name  Empis testacea
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta
Family  Empididae
Rank  Species
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Empis (Xanthempis) testacea is a species of 'dance' flies belonging to the family Empididae subfamily Empidinae.

This species is mainly present in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

The adults grow up to 6–8 millimetres (0.24–0.31 in) long and can mostly be encountered from April through July. This large size fly shows a light grey mesonotum with three dark stripes, wings are clear, yellow at the base with distinct veins, the legs are mainly reddish, while the abdomen is yellowish-brown.

References

Empis testacea Wikipedia


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