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Pseudodorus clavatus

Pseudodorus clavatus
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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic FZ40, close-up lens +4x
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-28 5:13
Viewed: 3975
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pseudodorus clavatus
(Fabricius, 1794)


Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.

Aphids alone cause tens of millions of dollars of damage to crops worldwide every year; because of this, aphidophagous hoverflies are being recognized as important natural enemies of pests, and potential agents for use in biological control. Some adult syrphid flies are important pollinators.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2012-01-28 5:17]

Hi Paulo

Nice shot - I love the colours - they help emphasise the shine on the wings. Good pose too.

Best wishes


Hello Paulo,
The details here is impressive and well placed diagonally in the frame. Strong lens and well taken shot.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-28 8:09]

Hi Paulo,
Perfect shot,very good composition,gorgeous light and colours.
Perfect green background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Paulo,
A beautiful composition taken from a great POV with vivid colours, fine details and clear BG. Well done!

AMAZING MACRO, look at those wings glisten, KUDOS great capture, keep on sharing!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-02-01 1:42]

Excelent definition, composition and I like the colors. Congratulation Paulo. Un saludo.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-03 23:44]

Beautiful species of hoverfly with long tail, fine image. tfs.

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