Macro Monday

Today, in close up, I present a little chap called……

Empis Tessellata or ‘Emp’ for short!

Poor old Emp has been described on the internet as a large, drab green-brown bristly fly with brown-tinged wings! How rude!

Poor old Emp has been described on the internet as a large, drab green-brown bristly fly with brown-tinged wings! How rude! Drab? I don’t think so!

"Don't mess with me!" said Emp haughtily, "Though I feed on nectar I am also a predator and can catch other insects with my long pointed proboscis which I pierce their bodies with……so don't upset me!"

“Don’t mess with me!” said Emp haughtily, “Though I feed on nectar I am also a predator and can catch other insects with my long pointed proboscis which I pierce their bodies with……so don’t upset me!”

"Also," snarled Emp, "When I feel in the mood (nudge nudge) I present a 'gift' to the object of my desire, in the form of a dead insect, before any shenanigans take place. The ladies are most fussy and will not mate with males who do not present a gift. I've got it sussed though!"

“Also,” snarled Emp, “When I feel in the mood (nudge nudge) I present a ‘gift’ to the object of my desire, in the form of a dead insect, before any shenanigans take place. The ladies are most fussy and will not mate with males who do not present a gift.”

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That’s All!

See Ya xx

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