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Thick-Legged Hoverfly

Syritta pipiens


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.


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


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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arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks JC

JC Garcia
JC Garcia 6 years ago

nice capture

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

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