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Empis livida

Synonyms: Asilus reticulata; Asilus tipuloides; Empis constans; Empis fugeo; Empis lineata; Empis trilineata

Wikipedia Abstract

Empis livida is a species of dance fly, in the fly family Empididae. Males range from 7.5–9.3 millimetres (0.30–0.37 in), females 7.5–10.2 millimetres (0.30–0.40 in). The male's abdomen is brownish, and his wings appear faintly brown and clouded. The female's abdomen is gray and her wings are clear. E. livida lives in hedgerows, feeding on the nectar of several species of Rosaceae, several species of Asteraceae, and Heracleum sphondylium nectar; they also feed on other insects.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Afon Eden – Cors Goch Trawsfynydd 702 Wales, United Kingdom
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi 1768 Wales, United Kingdom  
Afonydd Cleddau/ Cleddau Rivers 1855 Wales, United Kingdom  
Border Mires, Kielder – Butterburn 29286 England, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Cadair Idris 9353 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Cerne and Sydling Downs 912 England, United Kingdom
Clogwyni Pen Llyn/ Seacliffs of Lleyn 2591 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Caron 2130 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Eifionydd 357 Wales, United Kingdom  
Corsydd Llyn/ Lleyn Fens 701 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Crymlyn Bog/ Cors Crymlyn 740 Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Elenydd 21274 Wales, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Glannau Ynys Gybi/ Holy Island Coast 1147 Wales, United Kingdom  
Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gwyr 4390 Wales, United Kingdom
Grogwynion 104 Wales, United Kingdom
Kenfig/ Cynffig 2945 Wales, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Llangorse Lake/ Llyn Syfaddan 533 Wales, United Kingdom  
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Morfa Harlech a Morfa Dyffryn 2626 Wales, United Kingdom
North Northumberland Dunes 2836 England, United Kingdom  
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Preseli 6686 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rhos Goch 167 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rhos Llawr-cwrt 114 Wales, United Kingdom  
River Usk/ Afon Wysg 2490 Wales, United Kingdom  
River Wye/ Afon Gwy 5523 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Rooksmoor 152 England, United Kingdom
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
St David`s / Ty Ddewi 2312 Wales, United Kingdom  
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
West Dorset Alder Woods 814 England, United Kingdom
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Calystegia sepium (devil's guts)[1]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)[1]
Crataegus laevigata (Midland Hawthorn)[1]
Crataegus monogyna (Common Hawthorn)[1]
Epilobium angustifolium subsp. angustifolium (Rosebay Willowherb)[1]
Galeopsis tetrahit (brittle-stem hemp-nettle)[1]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[1]
Hieracium obtusissimum (Alpine Ragwort)[1]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)5
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-tap Moth)3
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)6
Apis mellifera (honey bee)5
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)6
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)8
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)3
Chalcosyrphus nemorum3
Chlorops hypostigma4
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)7
Eristalis arbustorum3
Eristalis pertinax3
Eupeodes latifasciatus3
Eupithecia vulgata (Common Pug Moth)3
Graphomya maculata4
Helophilus pendulus (Striped Hover Fly)5
Helophilus trivittatus (Sun Fly)3
Lucilia sericata (Green blowfly)3
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)3
Meliscaeva cinctella4
Neoascia podagrica3
Parasyrphus annulatus3
Pieris napi (Green-veined White Butterfly)3
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)4
Rhingia campestris6
Sarcophaga carnaria (Camouflaged Flesh Fly)3
Scaeva pyrastri3
Scathophaga stercoraria (Common Yellow Dung Fly)5
Sericomyia silentis6
Siphona cristata3
Sphaerophoria scripta5
Stenurella melanura3
Volucella bombylans5
Volucella pellucens (White-banded Drone Fly)4
Yponomeuta padella (Common Hawthorn Ermel Moth)4

Predators

Asilus crabroniformis[2]
Laphria flava (Bumblebee Robber Fly)[2]
Tolmerus atricapillus <Unverified Name>[2]

Consumers

Pollinator of 
Calystegia sepium (devil's guts)[1]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)[1]
Epilobium angustifolium subsp. angustifolium (Rosebay Willowherb)[1]
Galeopsis tetrahit (brittle-stem hemp-nettle)[1]
Hieracium obtusissimum (Alpine Ragwort)[1]

Distribution

Europe, Russia;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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