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Tabanus autumnalis - oviparous female #2

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 18 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 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Marie-France from Angers, France

Magnifique macro ! *****

18 Dec 2015 8:56am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe ce cadrage

19 Dec 2015 9:11am

Canon EOS 7D
1/1000 second
ISO 200
150 mm