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Eupeodes sp.


Hoverfly that mimics a wasp. Male. Maybe E. corollae. E. corollae is a common syrphid with a length of ca. 9 mm that is often bred as the larvae are superb aphid eaters. It is especially used on plantations growing of Chrysanthemum and spinach.


Spotted at a meadow in an evergreen oak (Quercus illex) forest. Dehesa de Valdelatas


Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 6400. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_0818

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on May 10, 2018
Submitted on May 25, 2018

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