Syrphid fly

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Syrphid fly


Guest - Nov 14, 2007 04:55 AM EDT
Nice capture, we call it in England a Hover-Fly very good for your garden their lava eats aphids.
Guest - Jun 10, 2007 06:26 AM EDT
Amazng photo, nice capture.
Guest - Jun 09, 2007 10:24 AM EDT
Thanks Talsi,Karen and jsloan for the lovely comments. My camera is a SonyH1 with a 12 zoom, a point and shoot camera.
Guest - Jun 09, 2007 08:29 AM EDT
Excellent - nice detail.
Guest - Jun 08, 2007 10:49 PM EDT
I want to mention again that I think this is a great picture. The depth of field is very good, something not always seen in macro shots. What camera/lens setup did you use?
Guest - Jun 08, 2007 10:48 PM EDT
Beautiful color and sharp detail. Well done.
Guest - Jun 08, 2007 07:48 PM EDT
I did a google search and I think jsloan is right and it said it mimic a wasp also is good to have in your gardens as it eats aphids. Thanks to both for making me aware it wasnt a Bee. Carol
Guest - Jun 08, 2007 06:00 PM EDT
Thanks Lorraine and thanks jsloan ill do a google search after dinner.
Guest - Jun 08, 2007 05:51 PM EDT
Hi. Great picture! Based on the eyes and the antennae, and the fact that this insect has one pair of wings, not two, this is neither a bee nor a wasp. It's a wasp mimic, actually a type of fly, possibly Surphid fly. They look so much like the real thing!
Guest - Jun 08, 2007 03:24 PM EDT
Great capture, we have some like this over here, but they are wasps.

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