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15-Aug-2022 Christine Hanrahan

Hover fly (Spilomyia sayi)

Larose Forest

For the August Challenge -"It Caught My Eye".

This beautiful wasp mimic fly does a good job of pretending. It even has longer antennae to make it seem more wasp-like (flies typically have short antennae, although it can vary).

To see what catches the eye of others in the August challenge:

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Ton T.18-Aug-2022 07:51
Superb details Christine! V
carol j. phipps16-Aug-2022 19:04
Excellent isolation and capture of this insect. Wow! V
victorswan16-Aug-2022 15:28
Beautifully sharp close-up image Christine, nature can be magnificent when it comes to imitation, beautifully portrayed with a great eye for detail super BVV
Walter Otto Koenig16-Aug-2022 14:42
Great close up with this fine detail. "V"
Torben Jorgensen16-Aug-2022 12:54
Beautiful detail and hover fly. Excellent shot. V
Isabel Cutler16-Aug-2022 11:48
Super capture. V.
Danad16-Aug-2022 09:59
Superb colors, details and light !
Nirvan Hope16-Aug-2022 04:05
Great camouflage for protection! Fine details.
joseantonio16-Aug-2022 03:08
lovely macro details.V.
Dennis Hoyne16-Aug-2022 02:44
Nice find, and such a fine, sharp, closeup.
Hank Vander Velde16-Aug-2022 01:50
Excellent sharp close-up image Christine.
hayl16-Aug-2022 01:40
Certainly would fool me. Excellent photo.
Helen Betts16-Aug-2022 00:32
Amazing that this is a fly, which you captured perfectly. V.
Pierre Martin15-Aug-2022 23:57
a superb picture of that very look a like wasp!
Pierre15-Aug-2022 22:59
Une magnifique photo de cette jolie syrphe! V
Carl Carbone15-Aug-2022 21:38
Great find and expert capture.
Jim Coffman15-Aug-2022 21:33
A very nice Hover Fly!!
laine15-Aug-2022 21:10
It's one of the good guys :)
Don15-Aug-2022 21:02
It is indeed very wasp-like. I'd be cautious in its presence.
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