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Hover Fly Parasite, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands Presumed species. Found on an oak leaf in a pine forest. This female imago was rapidly traversing the leaf, completely restless. I based identification on the banded legs of yellow and red, ending in black on the hind legs. Furthermore, the yellow marks on the top of the eyes. <br />
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Check the little photo bomber in the top right :)<br />
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Size reference:<br />
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Closeup:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64825/hover_fly_parasite_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html Diplazon laetatorius,Europe,Heeswijk-Dinther,Hover Fly Parasite,Netherlands,World" /></a></figure> Diplazon laetatorius,Europe,Heeswijk-Dinther,Hover Fly Parasite,Netherlands,World Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Hover Fly Parasite, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands

Presumed species. Found on an oak leaf in a pine forest. This female imago was rapidly traversing the leaf, completely restless. I based identification on the banded legs of yellow and red, ending in black on the hind legs. Furthermore, the yellow marks on the top of the eyes.

Check the little photo bomber in the top right :)

Size reference:

Hover Fly Parasite, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands Presumed species. Found on an oak leaf in a pine forest. This female imago was rapidly traversing the leaf, completely restless. I based identification on the banded legs of yellow and red, ending in black on the hind legs. Furthermore, the yellow marks on the top of the eyes. <br />
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Closeup:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64825/hover_fly_parasite_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html Diplazon laetatorius,Europe,Heeswijk-Dinther,Hover Fly Parasite,Netherlands,World

    comments (3)

  1. Love the photobomber. Do you know what it was? Posted 3 years ago
    1. No, I only found it when processing the photo, and its too unsharp. It does bring about that Tom and Jerry atmosphere :) Posted 3 years ago
      1. It's a perfect addition to the photo :) Posted 3 years ago

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Diplazon laetatorius, the Hover Fly Parasite, is a parasitoid wasp with a worldwide distribution. It is a parasitoid of a wide range of Diptera, especially aphidophagous syrphid flies (more than 50 host species reported in Syrphidae).

Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Aug 12, 2018. Captured Jul 7, 2018 14:27.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/10.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm