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|Syritta pipiens (Linnaeus, 1758)|
Common name: thick-legged hoverfly
Thick-legged Hoverfly is a member of the family Syrphidae, which holds a number of mostly yellow-and-black, stingless, hovering little flies generally known as flower flies and syrphid flies. It is called Thick-legged hoverfly from its distinctive broad hind femora.
S.pipiens is a fast nimble fliers visiting flowers as pollen feeders. Here in picture it visited Colchicum cupanii flower. I posted another view on WS. Its larvae feed in rotting organic matter.
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Very artistic composition, Nikos.
The Hoverfly is in perfect focus and its hind legs are quite thick.
- [2015-11-23 15:38]
Amazing sharpness, Nikos. The hoverfly is in perfect focus, although the petal in the foreground is a little bit distracting.
- [2015-11-26 9:14]
Aamazing natural colours, excellent detail and focus.
Very nice shot.