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Hover Fly

Stomorhina lunata

Description:

± 8 mm hover fly

Habitat:

Found on a pincushion - local fynbos

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Hover Fly
Stomorhina lunata Stomorhina


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7 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Thank you Yuko, yes this fly in particular is one of my favorites!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Great shots!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Very interesting, al of the sudden I started spotting them in the garden. See one almost every day now. Wish all flies where this pretty!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

S. lunata is an important egg predator of some major African agricultural pests, the South African Brown locust (Locustana pardalina), the more widespread Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria), and the migratory locust (Locustana migratoria). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stomorhina

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Thank you Johan, that is the very one!

bhargav.py
bhargav.py 8 years ago

awesome!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago
Smith Zoo
Spotted by
Smith Zoo

Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Oct 2, 2012
Submitted on Oct 2, 2012

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