NIGEL DOWNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NIGEL DOWNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Dance fly (Empis opaca) resting on a leaf in a damp woodland habitat in Norfolk, UK. This large predatory insect is common in the UK and has a long dagger-like snout. Males present a 'gift' of a dead insect before mating. Females do not mate with males who do not offer a gift.
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