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Eristalis tenax in Cromer…

9 July 2011

There was a lovely picture of one of these Eristalis tenax  hoverflies being eaten by a spider on WEIT http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/friday-natural-history/

This other one was also taken last summer. Cannot get the image to crop in the edit feature. Last picture is a male Eristalix pertenax with a Palomina prasina.

Syrphus ribesii

From → In Norfolk, Insects

One Comment
  1. These are some of my favorite bee and wasp mimics. I have quite a collection of N. American photos of similar creatures. If you look at a honey bee drone [a male] they have very large eyes, and so that is why so often these flies are called Drone Flies. They really do look alike at first glance.

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