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Wasp-mimicking Hoverfly

Mesembrius sp.

Description:

This is the largest hoverfly I've seen so far. Length is about 1.5cm. IDd before as Mesembrius insignis (Walker, 1857), synonym Helophilus insignis Violovitsh, 1979. However, further research does not confirm this ID and synonymy - http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/detai....

Habitat:

Spotted amongst the weeds, backyard.

Notes:

Reference: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M... http://www.malaeng.com/blog/?p=9721 http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/detai... http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_... http://si-pddr.si.edu/dspace/bitstream/1... http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesembrius

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6 Comments

Thanks for the comment, Dr.PonMalar. :)

Dr.PonMalar
Dr.PonMalar 8 years ago

very beautiful..!!

Thank you Reza! :)

Beautiful !

Thanks Leana :)

Nice spot and photo Agnes! :)

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 25, 2012
Submitted on Nov 26, 2012

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