Horsefly

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Dave S
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Canon EOS 5d MklV + Sigma EX105 f/2.8 Macro + Nissin MF18 Ring Flash

ImageRobust Horsefly by Dave_S2, on Flickr

hayath
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Post by hayath »

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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Post by Dave S »

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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Post by Photomicro »

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.
regards, Mike.

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Post by aveslux »

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

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

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Post by Dave S »

Thanks for the correct identification Guys, much appreciated.

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