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Sphaerophoria scripta

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 24 October 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: Schilde (BE) - 13/08/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Merveilleux, quelle netteté

24 Oct 2012 7:41am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very cool shot, excellently composed!

24 Oct 2012 9:01am

Babzy from Besançon, France

excellent compo !

24 Oct 2012 12:14pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

So fantastic!

25 Oct 2012 12:19am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

brilliant close up! excellent technique with perfect focus and sharpness!

25 Oct 2012 2:22am

Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
ISO 200
150 mm