Eristalis arbustorum

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 12 July 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Eristalis arbustorum (NL: Kleine bijvlieg / EN: Eristalis arbustorum / DE: Kleine Keilfleckschwebfliege, Kleine Bienenschwebfliege / FR: éristale des arbustes) is a European species of hoverfly. The size of the coloured patches on the abdomen varies with larval rearing temperature, as does wing length. They are attracted to the flowers of cow parsley, common hogweed, creeping thistle and knapweed.


Image: Ranst (BE) – 07/06/2012

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Heel mooi !

12 Jul 2012 5:56am

Anna de Vries from somewhere on Mother Earth, Netherlands

Prachtig genomen zo van boven, Johan!
Mooie vleugels, de kleuren en scherpte mogen er ook zijn...

12 Jul 2012 7:34am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

great ! super focus

12 Jul 2012 1:17pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

fantastic sharpness !

12 Jul 2012 7:26pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! The detail is fantastic, especially the wings! 5*'s!

13 Jul 2012 1:21am

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Bichos de Aminus3 by Francisco

Canon EOS 400D
1/400 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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