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Mesembrius sp. ; thanks Frazier.
Great macro and spotting. Should I add that this is a female hoverfly, as males have holoptic eyes (left and right compound eyes touching at the top of the head) and this one doesn't.
Fantastic series kadavoor!
so very beautiful... ;-)
Fantastic photo, very high quality
According to the entomologist whose input is found on the link I supplied, Mesembrius is preferred over Helophilus (at least for this species). See also http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...
This would be a wonderful addition to the Flies! mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8526...
Thanks. Is Mesembrius is the correct name than Helophilus?
I think it may be the same as mine http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/711... but the text in the suggestion link says he isn't sure down to species (i.e. M. insignis)
Spotted on Sep 21, 2010 Submitted on Feb 17, 2012
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