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Dave S



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:24 am    Post subject: Horsefly Reply with quote

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Robust Horsefly by Dave_S2, on Flickr
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hayath



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice details and composition! This appears to be a hoverfly.

Nit - the light seems pretty contrast-y..adding some bit of diffusion would make the overall image better, IMHO
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Dave S



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's interesting hayath, some folk have considered it Horsefly, and others a Hover Fly.

I'm more a photographer than a entomologist, so I could not be sure, but thanks for your advice.
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Photomicro



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure it is a hoverfly, of the Eristalini group, which have a distinctive prominent loop in the wing vein. You can see this as a droop or drop in the vein. This includes both bumblebee and money bee mimics. Could be the later, of which Eristalis tenax is very widespread.
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aveslux



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a hoverfly of the genus Eristalis, they are sometimes known as droneflies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eristalis
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Dave S



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the correct identification Guys, much appreciated.
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