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± 8 mm hover fly
Found on a pincushion - local fynbos
Thank you Yuko, yes this fly in particular is one of my favorites!
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!
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
Thank you Johan, that is the very one!
Nice Macro of onehttp://500px.com/photo/14137069
Spotted on Oct 2, 2012 Submitted on Oct 2, 2012