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Anthomyia sp

Anthomyia sp
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-02-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-03-04 6:57
Viewed: 971
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Anthomyia sp (possibly pluvialis)
Diptera: Anthomyidae

Anthomyia is a genus of fly in the family Anthomyiidae.They commonly have conspicuous black-and-white patterning. This appears to be a mild form of aposematic coloration, though they do not appear to be distasteful unless they have eaten something offensive to the predator and have loaded their guts with it. They are very good pollinators and feed on several flowers. It is difficult the ID of species.

It is thought to 'dance' before rain, hence its scientific name. It breeds on rotting vegetation.

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hallo Nikos
very nice composition of this beautiful fly
good soft BG to

thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-04 8:59]

Hi Nikos,it's true,it's very difficult to find the correct name of this fly...i can't help but i like a lot the quality of your pic,a great macro from above very sharp and bright.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-03-05 2:29]

Hello Nikos,
Nice photo in a fine composition, good sharpness and beautiful natural colours.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-03-07 8:18]

Hi Nikos,
Very nice macro of this fly,
nice composition and amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

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