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Drone Fly

Eristalis tenax

Description:

Eristalis tenax is a European hoverfly, also known as the drone fly (or "dronefly"). It has been introduced into North America and is widely established. The larva of E. tenax is a rat-tailed maggot. It lives in drainage ditches, pools around manure piles, sewage, and similar places containing water badly polluted with organic matter.

Habitat:

My parents garden near the city of Münster, Germany

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Latimeria
Latimeria 9 years ago

A wonderful bee mimic!

Brinschk
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Brinschk

Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Spotted on Sep 16, 2011
Submitted on Sep 30, 2011

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