Thick headed Fly
|Copyright: Philip Butterill (MarsAlbert) (10)|
|Date Taken: 2006-05|
|Camera: Canon 300v, 100 macro, Fuji Sensia 100|
|Exposure: f/16, 1/90 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-03-18 13:57|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I'm pretty sure this is a conopid fly|
Order = Diptera
Family = Conopidae
Genus possibly Leopoldius or Conops
Conopidae are also called thick headed flies. They often mimic their primary prey, wasps and bees, whom they parasitise with their larvae. Some are considered pests because they attack honey bees, however, they are important pollinators. And quite beautiful I think...
Film scanned with Nikon Coolscan V ed.
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Very nice shot of this strange insect
for me,Great lighting and compo,
- [2007-03-19 3:45]
That's an interesting fly, looking a little bit like a wasp with a big head. Nice composition.