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Sphaerophoria scripta

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 13 August 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Sphaerophoria scripta (NL: Grote langlijf / EN: Sphaerophoria scripta / DE: Gewöhnliche Langbauchschwebfliege, Gemeine Langbauchschwebfliege, Gemeine Stiftschwebfliege / FR: Sphaerophoria scripta) is a European species of hoverfly. They can complete a full life cycle in as little as sixteen days (egg to egg-laying adult), and a maximum of nine generations may occur in a single year. Length of the insect is about 10 mm.

Image: Kampenhout (BE) – 30/06/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

nice macro shot

13 Aug 2012 8:20am

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