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Dagger Fly

A dagger fly (family Empididae, order Diptera), named for the thick proboscis which is used to spear insect prey as well as to suck up nectar from flowers.  Possibly Empis livida based on the light coloured thighs and comparison with photos here.  Also, it is probably a female based on its thick abdomen.  See here for another dagger fly that I photographed in May.

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