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Tiger fly

Eristalinus taeniops

Description:

Family Syrphidae, Subfamily Eristalinae, Tribe Eristalini, Subtribe Eristalina, Genus Eristalinus. Eristalinus is a genus of hoverfly. Most species have very distinctive eye marking in the form of spots or banding, though these features may fade on some preserved specimens. Most are stout flies, and are nimble flyers, even compared to other hoverfly species. (Wikipedia).

Habitat:

A house's backyard, in the outskirts of a small, rural town.

Notes:

Common name of this one comes from the striped pattern of its eyes.

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5 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

Wow! Amazing!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro a month ago

@Brian38 and @Leuba Ridgway: Thank you; @Ingrid3: Yes, they look exactly like those psichedelic goggles people used in the 60's (believe me, I was there... :-)).

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 a month ago

The visual acuity must be through the roof! Look at those goggles!!!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a month ago

Wow !

Brian38
Brian38 a month ago

Those eyes are amazing! Great spotting, Sergio!

Sergio Monteiro
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Sergio Monteiro

Santa Catarina, Brazil

Spotted on Feb 20, 2021
Submitted on Feb 20, 2021

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