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Xanthogramma pedissequum (male)

Xanthogramma pedissequum (male)
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hoverflies (Syrphidae) of Belgium, Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-30 13:19
Viewed: 3357
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
A new hoverfly to add to my collection of Hoverflies of Belgium...

Xanthogramma pedissequum (Harris, 1776)
Family: Syrphidae

Xanthogramma pedissequum is a small hoverfly (10-12mm length), which fly from June to mid-September. Its larva feeds on aphids.

Some characteristics of this species:
• clear yellow stripes on the thorax
• narrow brilliant lemon stripes on the pure black abdomen
• yellows legs except 3, dark apices of hind femora
• dark patches on leading edge of wings

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-08-30 13:26]

Hello Catherine,
nice presentation of this hoverfly species and its body markings.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-30 14:43]

Slav Catherîne,
very good capture of this insect with nice POV and great sharpness.Thanks for sharing.

Hi and Good Morning MF Catherine,

An amazingly beautiful macro capture of this bee-like hoverfly beauty from wonderful POV with a delightful composition and excellent details.
TFS and have a nice Week!


Ciao Catherine,
très belle photo en macro, j'aime le côté de la lumière et la luminosité générale, bonne netteté et fantastiques couleurs.
Merci et félicitations
Je te souhaite une bonne semaine

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-08-31 2:03]

Hello Catherine,
Great close-up shot of this mimic hoverfly with excellent details.
TFS and G's,

Very successful picture.
Accurate sharpness, nice pose, beautifull colors, blured BG.
Great work.
TFS, regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-31 7:26]

Hello Catherine,
A great addition to your collection. The light is so beautiful in this photo. Excellent sharp details, composition and DOF.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-08-31 7:38]

Hello Catherine,
What a fine Hoverfly, new to me too and very nicely captured showing details very clearly. I like the way it stands out from the soft background. Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-31 10:49]

Hello Catherine
A fine capture with vivid colors and excellent details

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-31 21:50]

Hello Catherine,
Technically excellent and taken from a fine POV, this is a superb capture of this species of hoverfly, the clover leaf indicating the size in this nice composition.
Thanks and all the best,

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