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Myathropa florea In Dutch: "doodskopzweefvlieg" Geotagged,Myathropa florea,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Myathropa florea

In Dutch: "doodskopzweefvlieg"

    comments (3)

  1. Cool! Posted 7 years ago
  2. "So what if I'm sitting here? Not your problem, do you hear?" Ghehe, the pose and facial expression, so to say, seems to say it all:) Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
  3. The sun just sparkles from this scene. Great DOF. 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.

Larvae feed on bacteria in.. more

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Frankhuizen Photography
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Uploaded Aug 24, 2012. Captured Aug 24, 2012 16:10 in Kanaalzone 3, Lozerweg 4, 6006 Weert, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 1100D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/395s
  • ISO160
  • 250mm