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Long hoverfly

Sphaerophoria scripta


Black and yellow hoverfly, about 12 cm long - presented here a female...


Common European species of syrphe - seen in a small valley which we baptized a "Valley of butterflies" - the grassland valley is really very small, not more than 100 at its longest side and completely surrounded by a broad-leaved forest, and edged by a small and very clean stream. When we visited, grasslands were in flower and covered in a multitude of butterflies, mainly fritillaries. We also found a multitude of bees, bumble-bees, syrphes etc.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.05, Long: 5.36

Spotted on Aug 19, 2018
Submitted on Feb 10, 2019

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