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Mesembrius sp. ; thanks Frazier.


BillSweeney 7 years ago

Great shot!

Miguel Jesus
Miguel Jesus 7 years ago

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.

Subin S
Subin S 7 years ago

Beautiful shot!!

LuisStevens 7 years ago

Fantastic series kadavoor!

vipin.baliga 8 years ago

so very beautiful... ;-)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Fantastic photo, very high quality

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

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

CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

This would be a wonderful addition to the Flies! mission

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

beautiful photos!

AnnvanWijgerden 8 years ago

Fantastic photos!

kadavoor 8 years ago

Thanks. Is Mesembrius is the correct name than Helophilus?

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

I think it may be the same as mine but the text in the suggestion link says he isn't sure down to species (i.e. M. insignis)

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

great capture!

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Kerala, India

Spotted on Sep 21, 2010
Submitted on Feb 17, 2012

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