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Eristalinus taeniops

Eristalinus taeniops
Photo Information
Copyright: Lucas Aguilar (laguilar) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 63] (213)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-03 5:29
Viewed: 4621
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
First of all the word "Syrphidae" is the scientific translation for a fly family. In English also known as a Hoverfly (UK) or Flower fly (US). Hoverflies use mimicry to hide from their enemies (mostly birds or other insects but also from you...). It is therefore that Hoverflies are quickly mistaken for wasps, bees or bumblebees.

Hoverflies do size from 3 mm to 25 mm. In colour Hoverflies look sometimes yellow, orange, red, brown, metallic or black and any combination in between. They can also look slim and bold or fat and hairy. Because of this variety it is why this group is so attractive to work on and is studied very well over the past centuries. The first species where scientifically described in by Linnaeus in 1758. Currently there are around 5500 different hoverfly species described around the world. But even now new species can be discovered.

Where in our tree of life can we find the Syrphidae scientifically?

? extra terastial life
-Life on earth
-Eukaryota (Plants, organisms, animals)
-Metazoa (all Animals)
-Bilateria (Animals except jellyfish like animals)
-Arthropoda (Insects, spiders, crabs, etc.)
-Hexapoda (insects, springtails, diplurans and proturans)
-Insecta (insects)
-Pterygota (winged insects)
-Neoptera (bugs, beetles, wasps, moths, flies, etc.)
-Endopterygota (Insects with complete metamorphosis.)
-Diptera (2 winged insects)

Eristalinus taeniops (Striped eye fly):

This species is common around the Mediterranean and is present also in the Afrotropical and Oriental regions.
Its size is of approx 15mm.
Body with yellow and black motive. This species is recognizable thanks to its characteristic eyes which occupy the largest part of the head. The eyes are on a long distance on the top of the head. They are decorated of 5 vertical brown bands on beige bottom. The larvas live in stagnant waters.

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  • Great 
  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-11-03 8:11]

Tiene unos ojos impresionante, creo que he pillado uno hace poco, me mirare el archivo ya que ahora esta identificado. Un saludso

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-03 12:30]

Hola Lucas,
¡Excelente nitidez e iluminación en esta alegre captura de esta mosca tigre!
Me viene muy bien tu identicación, pues tengo una foto de este insecto y ya sé cuál es.
Excelente foto e identicación.
Un saludo, vecino.
José Miguel

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-11-03 16:32]

Hola Lucas,
I think this picture deserves much more attention and points when it has obtained up to now. Details on the head, thorax, hindleg, abdomen and wings are nicely seen. Colours also appear very natural. The flowers look a little arbitrary (due to noise reduction?).
Best wishes, Peter

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