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Dance fly at Gibraltar Pines

Empididae sp. (family) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Dec 2017

Identification history

Other true fly Empididae sp. (family) 24 Dec 2017 KimPullen
Unidentified 23 Dec 2017 HarveyPerkins

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2 comments

   23 Dec 2017
Empidid orgy with Limoniid/Tipulid as main.
KimPullen wrote:
   24 Dec 2017
Nice depiction of 'nuptial gift' behaviour known in Empididae, where the male presents a female with a captured prey item to facilitate mating.

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Sextius virescens (Acacia Tree Hopper, Acacia Horned Treehopper) at Gibraltar Pines - 29 Jan 2018 by KenT
Eusynthemis guttata (Southern Tigertail) at Gibraltar Pines - 29 Jan 2018 by KenT
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue Eyes Lacewing) at Gibraltar Pines - 29 Jan 2018 by KenT
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Gibraltar Pines - 29 Jan 2018 by KenT
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Gibraltar Pines - 29 Jan 2018 by KenT
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Gibraltar Pines - 29 Jan 2018 by KenT
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Stenopsychodes sp. (genus) (A caddisfly) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Chrysolarentia correlata (Yellow Carpet) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Candalides heathi (Rayed Blue) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Melitulias graphicata (Mask Carpet) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Epidesmia hypenaria (Long-nosed Epidesmia) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Australomisidia rosea (Rosy Flower Spider) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Eusurbus crassilabris (A bee fly) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Acripeza reticulata (Mountain Katydid) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Eusynthemis guttata (Southern Tigertail) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Nannophya dalei (Eastern Pygmyfly) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Austroaeschna multipunctata (Multi-spotted Darner) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Netelia sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled Spider) at Gibraltar Pines - 4 Feb 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Chrysopogon muelleri (Robber fly) at Gibraltar Pines - 22 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Aplestobroma avidum (Robber fly) at Gibraltar Pines - 22 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Gibraltar Pines - 22 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Griseargiolestes intermedius (Alpine Flatwing) at Gibraltar Pines - 21 Jan 2017 by KenT
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Gibraltar Pines - 21 Jan 2017 by KenT
Nannophya dalei (Eastern Pygmyfly) at Gibraltar Pines - 21 Jan 2017 by KenT
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Gibraltar Pines - 21 Jan 2017 by KenT
Tortitaenia sp. (A single-celled freshwater algae) at Gibraltar Pines - 21 Jan 2017 by KenT
Closterium ehrenbergii (A freshwater algae) at Gibraltar Pines - 7 Dec 2016 by KenT
Griseargiolestes intermedius (Alpine Flatwing) at Gibraltar Pines - 7 Dec 2016 by KenT
Septobasidium clelandii [Harpographium state] at Gibraltar Pines - 7 Dec 2016 by KenT
Comesperma retusum at Gibraltar Pines - 7 Dec 2016 by KenT
Daptolestes limbipennis (A wasp-mimicking robber fly) at Gibraltar Pines - 27 Nov 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Griseargiolestes intermedius (Alpine Flatwing) at Gibraltar Pines - 27 Nov 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Gibraltar Pines - 27 Nov 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Procordulia jacksoniensis (Eastern Swamp Emerald) at Gibraltar Pines - 27 Nov 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Dichromodes confluaria (Ceremonial Heath Moth) at Gibraltar Pines - 27 Nov 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Nannophya dalei (Eastern Pygmyfly) at Gibraltar Pines - 27 Nov 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Utricularia dichotoma (Fairy Aprons, Purple Bladderwort) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Feb 2016 by KenT
Eulamprus tympanum (Southern Water-skink) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Feb 2016 by KenT
Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Feb 2016 by KenT
Septobasidium clelandii [Harpographium state] at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Feb 2016 by KenT
Leptospermum myrtifolium (Swamp Tea-tree) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Feb 2016 by KenT
Spiranthes alticola (Mountain spiral orchid) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Feb 2016 by KenT
Baeckea utilis (Mountain Baeckea) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Feb 2016 by KenT
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Gibraltar Pines - 3 Feb 2016 by KenT

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Breeding behaviour Breeding behaviour
  • Mixed Gender
  • 3 Dec 2017 Recorded on
  • HarveyPerkins Recorded by

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