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Thick-Legged Hoverfly

Syritta pipiens

Description:

Small hoverfly in flight, ca. 1 cm in length. Syritta pipiens is a common species of hoverfly. It is called thick-legged hoverfly, from its distinctive broad hind femora in males. They are fast nimble fliers. Larvae feed in rotting organic matter. Adults feed on flowers nectar and pollen.

Habitat:

Spotted at the margins of a deciduous forest, oak and chestnut trees.

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.; f/8; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired

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2 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks JC

JC Garcia
JC Garcia 5 years ago

nice capture

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Spotted on Aug 6, 2015
Submitted on Nov 3, 2015

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