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Macro Photography : Hornet Mimic Hoverfly (Volucella zonaria) by pieterstruiksma

Hornet Mimic Hoverfly (Volucella zonaria)
The largest fly of the Netherlands. As its name suggests, this fly is an excellent mimic of the Hornet but is harmless.


More Macro From The Day Past

Yesterday I posted a macro picture I took using extension tubes on my Sony A300. For that photo I used a Sony 35mm f1.8 prime lens. 161 more words


Day 450 Hover fly / Schwebfliege

This wasp-like Hoverfly is most probably a Helophilus spp. and maybe even H. pendulus. The stripe between the eyes appears to be narrow so it could even be a male (the females have a broad stripe). 53 more words



After damaging muscles doing some heavy lifting I have not been very mobile of late. The sunny weather this weekend lured me out into the garden though, where there were still lots of insects on the wing. 72 more words

Insect of the Day, Cats vs Coyotes and more

Isn’t it cute? This teeny tiny hoverfly is munching on some pollen. Oops, some fell onto its wings. The giant ragweed is creating so much pollen, I could see little clouds wafting across my path when I went for a walk this morning. 356 more words