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Platynochaetus setosus

Platynochaetus setosus

Description:

It is a rare hoverfly. The males of this species fly extremely rapidly, zig-zagging round and through shrubby vegetation and hover at up to 3 m. It settles on bare ground and on branches of dead shrubs. Flight period of P. setosus is from March to May. Flowers of Viburnum tinus are visited by adults.

Habitat:

P. setosus appears in Portugal, Spain, Mediterranean zone of France, Corsica, Sicily and North of Africa. Adults' referred environment: forest; open areas in evergreen oak forest of Quercus ilex; Q. ilex maquis. Spotted in open forest with pine trees and Holm oaks.

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.; f/8; ISO Speed Rating: 400. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.

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2 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Thanks Noel

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 7 years ago

Great spot, Arlanda!

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on May 14, 2013
Submitted on Jul 1, 2013

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