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Eupeodes corollae

Eupeodes corollae
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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: 2017-02-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-02-09 10:10
Viewed: 1160
Points: 8
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Eupeodes corollae (Fabricius, 1794)
Diptera: Syrphidae

Eupeodes corollae is a very common European species of hoverfly.Adults are 6–11 millimetres (0.24–0.43 in) in body length. Males and females have different marking on the abdomen; males have square commas on tergites 3 and 4, whereas females have narrow commas. Larvae feed on aphids. This species has been used experimentally in glasshouses as a method of aphid control, and to control scale insects and aphids in fruit plantations. They were found to be partial to the fruit, eating more fruit than aphids.

E. corollae is found across Europe, North Africa and Asia. Adults are often migratory. (Wikipedia)

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Beautiful hoverfly, Nikos. Excellent composition; giving much space in behind and less in front. Great idea. I like it very much. Outstanding BG too. Great work. TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-02-09 15:12]

Hi Nikos,interesting capture of this hoverfly,i like the decentralized and original composition,the sharpness is good but not the best. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

背景很協調 光線溫柔

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-02-11 9:12]

Hello Nikos,
A wonderful close-up image of this unique looking Hoverfly. Its color is a little different from most of the hoverflys I'm used to seeing here in Ohio, it has more of an olive hue to it. Focus may not be totally razor sharp, but still very good. You have given us a great look at its body features and lovely markings. I really like the clean blurred BG and your exposure is right on the money.

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