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Myathropa florea

Myathropa florea
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-01 10:38
Viewed: 1816
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Myathropa florea is a very common European and North African species of hoverfly. Adults may be seen on flowers from May to September. It is of similar size as the drone fly, but living Myathropa are generally more yellow, with two light bands to the thorax, interrupted with a black central smudge. In museum specimens, any yellow colour soon fades to brown after death. Like most Eristalini, Myathropa are rather variable in size, shape and colour.
Larvae feed on bacteria in organic waterlogged detritus, often in the shallow rot holes of tree stumps.(Wikipedia)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-01 10:39]

Hi Siggi,a common hoverfly but another spectacular capture,beautiful point of view and sharpness,natural colors and a magnificent bright eye!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Siggi, lovely hoverfly on nice white flowers, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Siegfried
super good sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours '
thanks greeting lou

Hello Siggi,
Wonderful close-up shot of this beatiful insect at its most interesting.Superb detail and light.

Hello Siggi,
A great capture with fine details, colors & sharpness. Well composed & presented with a beautiful POV. Nice work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


Czesc Siggi,
swietne makro. Bardzo ladne kolory. Ladne tlo w postaci kwiatkow i zieleni.

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