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Syrphid Fly

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12 Comments

GregMayberry
GregMayberry 8 years ago

Gorgeous photo!!!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

You're quite welcome. Again, great photos!

JoannaKulawiak
JoannaKulawiak 9 years ago

Gordon, thank you for very interesting information

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

Exactly Atul. Flies are eaten by just about everything. They can't eliminate predation by other insects or birds, but they can reduce the incidence of predation by making a would be predator think about if they are really willing to tackle something that looks like a wasp. Yes, this hover fly (Syrphid) is mimicking a yellow jacket.

JoannaKulawiak
JoannaKulawiak 9 years ago

thank you for your advice, :)

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

i guess its mimicked the yellow jacket wasp ,am i right Gordon

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

Nice photos. Love the rich colors....
Do you notice the short, paddle-type antennae? Those are indicative of a fly rather than a wasp. What you have here is a Syrphid Fly (Syrphidae). It is a wasp mimic, so its coloration and markings have worked!
For more information, you might want to check out these pages starting here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/196/bgimag.... These are North American Syrphid Flies, but some of these species I'm sure range across the northern hemisphere.

JoannaKulawiak
JoannaKulawiak 9 years ago

thank you Thurd 13 :)

Thurd13
Thurd13 9 years ago

What a beautiful wasp!

JoannaKulawiak
JoannaKulawiak 9 years ago

thank you, :)

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

especially the 2nd pic ,its much sharper and detailed

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

great spotting nice series

JoannaKulawiak
Spotted by
JoannaKulawiak

Reading, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Aug 9, 2011
Submitted on Aug 9, 2011

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