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Syrphid Fly

Sphaerophoria sp

Description:

I didn't even have the chance to zoom in. One photo and it flew away. It is so cute. I have seen it before in great macro on Project Noah, but can't remember what this is called. Thanks for your help. (6.35 - 10 mm)

Habitat:

Meadow in Poconos

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12 Comments

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago
Small Wonders
Small Wonders 9 years ago

I don't think I have any of this species posted on here. Yes, many of the syrphids, particularly in the Subfamily Syrphinae are very tiny!

Haha that's more like it, as what SmallWonders think it is :-)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Thanks Small Wonders. Don't you have a macro of this insect? I was looking in your photos but couldn't find it. I believe it was 1/4 inch. I could barely see it.

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 9 years ago

Hi Carol, this is a male Syrphid fly - Sphaerophoria sp.

seriously? that's just 1/4 inch???

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Thanks so much! Always be prepared to take a photo of a 1/4 inch "thing". HA!

wait for another suggestion, i'm not too certain about this. your spotting seems to have larger rounded eyes

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Attractive Insect. Be sure to put up your correct title!

Laphria sericea

That may be a Laphria sp.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Thanks so much! Looks like it has a crown on its head. I would have loved to get a better shot. :(

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Nov 20, 2011
Submitted on Nov 21, 2011

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