I present here the first description of the mating behavior of the empidid fly Empis gulosa. Males of this predatory species appear to provide their copulatory partners with a nuptial gift in the form of a small insect that the female consumes while mating. In northern Virginia, copulations occur in late April and early May primarily in the late afternoon or evening.
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Vol. 22 • No. 4