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Sphaerophoria scripta (female)

Sphaerophoria scripta (female)
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Copyright: Anghel Eliz (eliz) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Pentacon 50/1.8, RAW ISO 400, Extension Tube
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Insects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-19 14:25
Viewed: 3181
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this is a female of Sphaerophoria scripta.

Males and females of this species of hoverflys are very different: male has a long, slim, stick like body, ending suddenly without tipped end. Males of this species have a body that protrudes from under the wings, for it is longer. They are very variable in markings.
The female of Sphaerophoria scripta has the body of the typical hover fly: long, broadened somewhere near the middle and ending conically. The markings, yellow stripes on a black backgroud, are typical of hover flies. It is very difficult to tell apart females of the various species in this genus, for they all do look like one another very much.

Size: 6-9 mm (male), 11-15 mm (female)

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buena captura de este insecto colorido y atractivo..

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-22 21:25]

Buna Anghel,

Ai prins o lumina deosebita in fotografia ta si ai redat foarte frumos culorile. Contrastul dintre culorile insectei si cele ale fundalului arata foarte bine. Focalizarea este foarte bine facuta pe insecta redand cu claritate corpul acesteia.

TFS si toate cele bune,

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