Rhamphomyia marginata

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Rhamphomyia marginata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Empididae
Genus: Rhamphomyia
Subgenus: Pararhamphomyia
Species: R. marginata
Binomial name
Rhamphomyia marginata
(Fabricius, 1787)

Rhamphomyia marginata is a species of dance fly, in the fly family Empididae. It is found in Europe, from Great Britain east to Romania and from Fennoscandia south to France, Austria and Hungary.

This species is unusual, though not unique, as it is the females, and not the males that swarm.[2]


  1. ^ Chandler, Peter J. (1998). Checklists of Insects of the British Isles (New Series) Part 1: Diptera. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. New Series. 12. London: Royal Entomological Society of London. p. 234. ISBN 0-901546-82-8. 
  2. ^ Svensson, B. G. (1997). "Swarming behavior, sexual dimorphism, and female reproductive status in the sex role-reversed dance fly species Rhamphomyia marginata". Journal of Insect Behavior. 10 (6): 783–804. doi:10.1023/B:JOIR.0000010413.20596.28. 

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