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Mudsucker - Orthonevra nitida Check out those eyes!<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden<br />
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    comments (10)

  1. Insane! What a species. Posted 6 months ago
    1. Yes! Posted 6 months ago
  2. The eyes certainly have it. How marvellous Posted 6 months ago
    1. Definitely! It looked like a toddler had scribbled on its eyeballs. Posted 6 months ago
  3. That is an amazing species Christine! Those eyes are out of this world! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks Wesley! The eyes were sooo cool! Posted 6 months ago
  4. BADASS! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Or, BADEYES! Posted 6 months ago
  5. The eye symmetry and shape makes this fly unique on this otherwise ordinary looking fly. I also like the short stubby antennae. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks William! I really wish it had stayed still longer so I could have gotten some more (and better focused) shots, though. But, I'm happy to have seen it and it was a first for me! Posted 2 months ago

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''Orthonevra nitida'' is a species of syrphid fly in the family Syrphidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jul 14, 2021. Captured Jul 14, 2021 12:25 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm