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Hoverfly larva with aphid prey

 
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LordV



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:35 am    Post subject: Hoverfly larva with aphid prey Reply with quote

Found this hoverfly larva busy sucking the life out of an aphid near the top of a bamboo cane. larva about 8.5mm body length. They often seem to rear up like this with an aphid prey - suspect it's to stop the aphid walking off.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! Brian......................talk about ....JAWS!!....

What a brilliant set recording our violent miniature world:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sonyalpha wrote:
WOW! Brian......................talk about ....JAWS!!....

What a brilliant set recording our violent miniature world:

sonyalpha

Thanks SA Smile
One of the reasons the smaller hoverflies are good for the garden Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting captures Brian, excellent work!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inspiring, in more ways than one - I have decided it is about time I could name a few more species and have ordered this book:

http://www.hoverfly.org.uk/viewtopic.php?p=11&sid=2440553fe23d555a36e31f17de9a2066

If the book helps with this species I will post a name.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks John and Harold for looking and commenting Smile
Harold - not sure how easy it would be to ID them from a book but would be interested how it works out.
Always suprises me how few shots of them you see on forums unless I'm the only one that likes photographing them Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LordV wrote:
not sure how easy it would be to ID them from a book but would be interested how it works out.

At least I will have spent only about £15 on one of the two copies available from Amazon UK, the other being a "Collectors" at over £58. Smile

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Always suprises me how few shots of them you see on forums unless I'm the only one that likes photographing them Smile

Probably because they are less conspicuous that most other insects. As with many things, one you know what to look for, and where and when to look, you tend to find more, except, that is, when you are desperate for a particular shot! I would give Protura as a prime example, springtails slightly less so, of such absence/rarity from image search results.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sensational series, love it!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joaquim F. wrote:
Sensational series, love it!

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Thanks Joaquim Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harold Gough wrote:
If the book helps with this species I will post a name.

It did, together with some more image searching. I cannot be sure, but I think it is the white form (mentioned in the book) of the larva of Syrphus ribesii

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harold Gough wrote:
Harold Gough wrote:
If the book helps with this species I will post a name.

It did, together with some more image searching. I cannot be sure, but I think it is the white form (mentioned in the book) of the larva of Syrphus ribesii

Harold

Thanks Harold for the info Smile
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