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Eristalinus sp.


A speckled-eye hoverfly; Eristalinus sp. of Syrphidae.


Spotted on taro (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) in a large semi-urban yard & garden situated next to a disturbed patch of remnant lowland forest.


First 3 photos with flash in shade of late afternoon light.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Thanks elaphrus & VichenteIbañeez!

VichenteIbañeez 9 years ago

Nice eyes!

elaphrus 9 years ago

Is this not one cool fly!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

If they're like the ones around here Anotonio they are much slower and less annoying than 'house flies' Cruising more like a bumblebee they seem to know what's a house and what's a flower :-)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Thanks Antonio! No, they behave themselves ;-)

Great capture S Frazier,i would love to haved such a cute fly arround,are they like common house fly's in the beahvour?

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Thanks Argy ;-) Thanks Lauren!

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Such a gorgeous fly!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Great looking fly... it's been pollen-eyesing.

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier


Spotted on Jan 18, 2013
Submitted on Mar 17, 2013

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