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Episyrphus balteatus


Episyrphus balteatus
: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
: Animals
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: 2017-12-12
: Insects
: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
: , Workshop
: 2018-01-02 0:11
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Episyrphus balteatus (De Geer, 1776)
Diptera: Syrphidae
Common name: Marmalade hoverfly

Episyrphus balteatus, sometimes called the marmalade hoverfly, is a relatively small hoverfly (9–12 mm) of the Syrphidae family, widespread throughout the Palaearctic region, which covers Europe, North Asia and North Africa.
E. balteatus can be found throughout the year in various habitats, including urban gardens, visiting flowers for pollen and nectar. It is among the very few species of flies capable of crushing pollen grains and feeding on them. The larva is terrestrial and feeds on aphids.

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To lousat: HAPPY NEW YEARNikosR 1 01-02 07:35

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Hi Nikos,great macro of this hoverfly! The bright yellow of the flower is the best "ground" to take this insect in a lovely background,very well done! Happy new year and thanks,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 54 W: 2 N: 106] (1187)
  • [2018-01-11 10:50]

Hi Nikos
Hoverfly and flower are beautiful and make a nice composition.
Good sharpness and balanced exposure.

Regards

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 487 W: 0 N: 565] (4417)
  • [2018-01-22 14:49]

Bela foto de qualidade muito boa meus parabéns.
Nilson

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