Daggerfly Empis sp

Daggerfly Empis sp

Daggerfly Empis sp

Photo N Blair This is a predatory fly, note its dagger-like proboscis.It uses this for two purposes, one to suck up nectar, which this one was doing and secondly to attack prey. While inside the orchid it got the pollen sacs stuck to its back. So it becomes an accidental pollinator as it moves from orchid to orchid.