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Dead Head Fly After identifying Ferdy his dead head fly, I recognized a hoverfly I had photographed earlier as well.<br />
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Dutch name: Doodskopzweefvlieg (Myathropa Florea) Geotagged,Myathropa florea,Spain Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Dead Head Fly

After identifying Ferdy his dead head fly, I recognized a hoverfly I had photographed earlier as well.

Dutch name: Doodskopzweefvlieg (Myathropa Florea)

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  1. That's an excellent position for identification :) Posted 7 years ago

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''Myathropa florea'' is a very common European and North African species of hoverfly. Adults may be seen on flowers from May to September. It is of similar size as the drone fly, but living ''Myathropa'' are generally more yellow, with two light bands to the thorax, interrupted with a black central smudge. In museum specimens, any yellow colour soon fades to brown after death. Like most Eristalini, ''Myathropa'' are rather variable in size, shape and colour.

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Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Joost Thissen
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By Joost Thissen

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Uploaded Jun 21, 2013. Captured May 22, 2013 12:18 in GR-421, 18414, Granada, Spain.
  • SLT-A55V
  • f/8.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO100
  • 90mm