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Hover Fly

Stomorhina lunata


± 8 mm hover fly


Found on a pincushion - local fynbos

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Hover Fly
Stomorhina lunata Stomorhina

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Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

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

YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Great shots!

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).

Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Thank you Johan, that is the very one! 8 years ago


Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago
Smith Zoo
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Smith Zoo

Western Cape, South Africa

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

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