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Lomatia sp

Lomatia 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: 2016-05-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-05-24 0:53
Viewed: 1383
Points: 10
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Lomatia sp Diptera: Bombyliidae

Lomatia species belongs to family Bombylidae well known as excellent polinators. The larvae are usually parasitic. Although insect parasitoids usually are fairly host-specific, often highly host-specific, some Bombyliidae are opportunistic and will attack a variety of hosts. Its biology is poorly known.

Adults favour sunny conditions and dry, often sandy or rocky areas.They significantly contribute to cross pollination of plants, becoming the main pollinators of some plant species of desert environments. Unlike the majority of glyciphagous dipterans, the bee flies feed on pollen (from which they meet their protein requirements). A similar trophic behavior occurs among the hoverflies, another important family of Diptera pollinators. Here iy feeds on pollen and nectar of Chrysanthemum sagetum.

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une belle composition, bel ensemble insecte et fleur
Bonne journée

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-05-24 9:04]

Hi Nikos,beautiufl decentralized composition showing us this small diptera in a yellow bed,the sharpness is perfect and the colors very bright too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-05-24 11:20]

Hello Nikos,
Photographed is excellent detail and attractively composed you have done a fine job of showing off this beautiful beefly. The rings on it's abdomen are very pronounced making it quite attractive. The exposure looks great and your f/16 aperture has resulted in plenty of DOF. Well done!!

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2016-05-24 21:05]

beautiful, well composed and bit light and contrast could bring more beauty.

Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely hooverfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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