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Marmalade hoverfly  Episyrphus balteatus,Geotagged,Summer,United Kingdom,hoverflies,isle of wight Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Beautiful! Posted one year ago
  2. Very elegant shot! Posted one year ago
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''Episyrphus balteatus'', sometimes called the marmalade hoverfly, is a relatively small hoverfly of the Syrphidae family, widespread throughout the Palaearctic region, which covers Europe, North Asia and North Africa. The upper side of the abdomen is patterned with orange and black bands. Two further identification characters are the presence of secondary black bands on the third and fourth dorsal plates and faint greyish longitudinal stripes on the thorax. Its color patterns may appear wasp-like.. more

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Aug 2, 2018. Captured Aug 2, 2018 10:34 in Undercliff Dr, Ventnor PO38 1UL, UK.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/320s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm