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Dangling sun-lover Dutch name: Doodskopzweefvlieg Geotagged,Myathropa florea,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge

Dangling sun-lover

Dutch name: Doodskopzweefvlieg

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  1. Hi Joost, I've changed the ID (and tags etc) from Helophilus pendulus to Myathropa florea.
    Cheers, Arp
    Posted 3 months 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 Pudding4brains
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By Joost Thissen

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Uploaded Sep 19, 2012. Captured Jul 22, 2012 15:10 in Julianastraat 22, 6285 Epen, The Netherlands.
  • SLT-A55V
  • f/6.3
  • 1/250s
  • ISO100
  • 90mm