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Tabanus autumnalis - oviparous female

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 17 December 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Tabanus autumnalis Linnaeus, 1761

NL: Grijze Runderdaas - Eierleggend vrouwtje
EN: Large marsh horsefly - oviparous female
DE: Große Sumpf Pferdebremse - Eierlegenden Weibchen
FR: Tabanus autumnalis - ovipares femme

Image: Maastricht (NL) - 21/07/2015

Did you notice the 2 little parasitoid wasps on the eggs?
If anyone could help me with information about these probably highly specialized parasitoid wasps, i would be very grateful.

Canon EOS 7D 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Marie-France from Angers, France

Superbe ! *****

17 Dec 2015 8:53am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow! impressive shot

17 Dec 2015 4:08pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh génial

18 Dec 2015 2:36pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/125 second
ISO 200
150 mm