Xanthogramma pedissequum

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 25 October 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Xanthogramma pedissequum (NL: Gewone citroenzweefvlieg, Gewone citroenzwever / EN: Xanthogramma pedissequum / DE: Späte Gelbrand-Schwebfliege / FR: Xanthogramma pedissequum) is an uncommon European species of hoverfly. Males are sometimes seen hovering just a few centimetres above the ground, particularly over bare ground like paths. The larvae feed on aphids within the nests of ants.

The image was taken with 150mm macro + 1.4x TC + 2x TC + twin flashlight and slightly cropped.

Image: Wijnegem (BE) – 16/08/2012

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christine from schoten, Belgium

Je foto's zijn zeer veelzijdig, dit is een schitterende macro met een bijna-abstrakt effekt.

25 Oct 2012 7:43pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 100
150 mm