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DaveW



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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 2:07 pm    Post subject: Hanging on! Reply with quote

Hanging on by it's finger nails!



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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A biologist on another forum has identified it for me:-

"An attractive-looking fly (to my eyes at least), but a pest. It's Merodon equestris, tha narcissus fly or bulb fly, a fairly serious horticultural pest. The larva lives inside the bulbs of narcissi, daffodils and other plants.

Like some other hover flies its a bee mimic. It has different colour forms which resemble different species of bumble bee."

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good shot Dave and yep those feet are sticky for sure. Very Happy We have a similar one here that tries to mimic a bumble bee. Very similar mate.

All the best in the UK, maybe cut back on the brightness a fraction and boost the contrast Dave. Mind you, that could just be my gamma as well.

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I was told it was a bit bright. One of the main troubles as well is they will land on my Golden Privet hedge which is really glaring in full sun rather than a neutral background and I think it does cause a bit of flare from the reflection of the sun off the bright yellow leaf directly into the lens.

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