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Tachina magnicornis


Tachina magnicornis
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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: 2015-04-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1, 60mm Olympus Zuiko
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-04-16 12:13
Viewed: 638
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tachina magnicornis (Zetterstedt, 1844)
Diptera: Tachinidae

Tachina magnicornis belongs to tachinid flies which are parasitic flies. The species below does look like the Common Housefly, but it has more and longer hairs. Parasitic flies lay their eggs near or in the larvae of other insects. After hatching the larva of the fly starts to eat the larva of the other insect. Adults feed on nectar of flowering plants. Here it feeds on nectar of Helichryssum italicum. It is a fast mooving fly.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-16 14:31]

Hi Nikos,good capture of this fly,a very bright composition,well saturated and sharp too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Nikos,

nice shot ,here we still have to wait.

Thanks for sharing.
gr.Yves

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-04-17 1:46]

Hello Nikos,
beautiful capture tachina,regards..

Hello Nikos! Amazing shot. Good colours. Ideal saturation. Superb angle and focus. Fine cut. Superb effect. Regards!

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