A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Band-eyed Drone Fly

Eristalinus taeniops

Description:

This specimen was seen on a botanical garden, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Here, this hoverfly is an introduced species. It was pollinating the plant seen in the second photo, but unfortunately I couldn't take a decent photo of the action. ----------------- Este espécimen fue visto en el Jardín Botánico, en Montevideo, Uruguay. Aquí, este sírfido es una especie invasora. Estaba polinizando la planta vista en la segunda foto, pero desafortunadamente no pude sacar una buena foto de la acción.

Habitat:

This botanical garden, "Jardín Botánico", is a great place to encounter a numerous variety of insects, as it has plenty of plants from across the world. It is located on the neighborhood "El Prado" (literally "The Meadow"), which is known for its nature and parks. And although it may appear suprising, an incredible amount of trees and different plants are found on all the sidewalks. ---------------- El Jardín Botánico es un muy buen lugar para encontrar una amplia variedad de insectos, ya que posee muchísimas plantas de alrededor del mundo. Se encuentra en El Prado, reconocido por su naturaleza y parques. Aunque parezca extraño, diversos árboles y plantas se encuentran en las veredas.


Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

3 Comments

Joaquín D.S.
Joaquín D.S. 2 weeks ago

Thanks to both of you! May I ask what do you mean by "Images taken from the internet (like this one)"?
Although the software may have detected this image as taken from the internet (as I'm registered in a couple of websites such as ecoregistros or iNaturalist) they are 100% mine.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 2 weeks ago

Hello Joaquín D.S. and Welcome to the Project Noah community! We hope you like the website as much as we do. There are many aspects to the site and community. The best way to get started is to read the FAQs athttp://www.projectnoah.org/faq where you can find all the tips, advice and "rules" of Project Noah. You, like the rest of the community, will be able to suggest IDs for species that you know (but that have not been identified), and make useful or encouraging comments on other users' spottings (and they on yours). There are also "missions" you can join and add spottings to. See http://www.projectnoah.org/missions Note that most missions are "local". Be sure not to add a spotting to a mission that was outside of mission boundaries or theme. Each mission has a map you may consult showing its range. We also maintain a blog archivehttp://blog.projectnoah.org/ where we have posted previous articles from specialists from different geographical areas and categories of spottings, as well as wildlife "adventures.” So enjoy yourself, share, communicate, learn. See you around!
welcome to Project Noah. This is a great community for sharing your own photos of living organisms. Images taken from the internet (like this one) or other sources are not allowed here since they are protected by copyright laws. Please take a few minutes and read through the FAQ page to find the rules for posting.http://www.projectnoah.org/faq

Hello Joaquín D.S. and Welcome to the Project Noah community!
We hope you like the website as much as we do. There are many aspects to the site and community. The best way to get started is to read the FAQs at http://www.projectnoah.org/faq where you can find all the tips, advice and "rules" of Project Noah. You, like the rest of the community, will be able to suggest IDs for species that you know (but that have not been identified), and make useful or encouraging comments on other users' spottings (and they on yours).
There are also "missions" you can join and add spottings to. See http://www.projectnoah.org/missions . A mission you should join is the https://www.projectnoah.org/missions/219... to chose the "best wildlife photo of 2019",only the spottings added to that mission are eligible.Note that most missions are "local". Be sure not to add a spotting to a mission that was outside of mission boundaries or theme :) Each mission has a map you may consult showing its range. We also maintain a blog archive http://blog.projectnoah.org/ where we have posted previous articles from specialists from different geographical areas and categories of spottings, as well as wildlife "adventures".
So enjoy yourself, share, communicate, learn. See you around :)

Joaquín D.S.
Spotted by
Joaquín D.S.

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Lat: -34.86, Long: -56.20

Spotted on Feb 25, 2019
Submitted on Jun 30, 2019

Related Spottings

Spotted-eye hoverfly band-eyed drone fly Eristalinus taeniops Hoverfly

Nearby Spottings

Spotting Spotting Spotting Spotting