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Exoprosopa jacchus

Exoprosopa jacchus
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1, 60mm Olympus Zuiko
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-08 5:57
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Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Exoprosopa jacchus (Fabricius 1805)
Diptera:Family Bombyliidae
Subfamily Anthracinae

Exoprosopa jacchus is a bombylidae of cretan fauna. Here it tries to feed from nectar of flower of Dittrichia viscosa. Our knowledge for its biology is poor. Many Bombyliidae superficially resemble bees and accordingly the prevalent common name for a member of the family is bee fly. Possibly the resemblance is aposematic, affording the adults some protection from predators. As a bombyliidae is a good polinator feeding on pollen and nectar of flowers but their larvae are generally predators or parasitoids of the eggs and larvae of other insects. Exoprosopa jacchus coming from Crete was firstly posted by Stavros Markopoulos on 2006.

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Hello Nikos,

Hope you are well. Indeed an excellent shot of this bombylidae fly on these elegant yellow flowers. Your note is very helpful as these insects are so difficult to identify.The shot clearly presents the details of its wings and abdomen and the background is amazing as well. Thanks a lot for sharing, take care,

warm regards/Abid

hallo Nikos
great shot of this fly
good details of the beautiful wings and good sharpness
thanks gr lou

Hello Nikos- Beautiful picture of this "Bee Flies". I haven't seen this species in our area. Very well presentation with splendid BG. Good sharpness,as well as right focus on subject. Good work with attractive composition. Thanks for sharing. Regards- Srikumar

Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely bombylidae wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-08 15:30]

Hi Nikos,this is a very very good macro,not easy to take detail so perfect on a small species like this and in this difficult perspective too,interesting post about a species not often seen on TN.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-09-08 23:07]

Hello Nikos,
good capture rare species,thanks..

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