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Dexia rustica

Dexia rustica
Photo Information
Copyright: Roberto Colino (robertcolino) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 113] (1025)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon DSLR D200, 200 f4_nikkor
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-06 11:54
Viewed: 2071
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This diptera was feeding at Lunaria flowers.
I donīt know what species is it.
Cropped with LR 3.
Thanks. Robert
Thanks to Laurent van der Linde, know the name of the spice: Dexia rustica. It belongs to the family Tachinidae. Their larvae parasitize the larvae of Coleoptera: Melolontha melolontha, Amphimallon Phyllopertha solstitialis and horticultural.
Overwinters as larvae in the body of the host. Adults fly from early July to September. They have one generation per year. Adults feed on nectar from flowers.
They are useful for agriculture insects as beetles larvae damage roots mentioned lettuce, potatoes and other vegetables.

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To euroblinkie: Dexia rusticarobertcolino 3 01-07 10:48
To devildoc: Unknown dipterarobertcolino 1 01-06 22:57
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Ciao Roberto, sorry, unknown for me too, great macro of lovely fly with fantastic red eyes, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Roberto,

Tac sharp focus and nice POV. DOF obtained with F/18 is superb. This fly I believe is a muscoid fly belonging to the family Sarcophagidae (family of flesh flies) They feed on decomposing animals/meat in the larval stage. Some secrete alantoin (sp.?) and were once used to debride gangrenous wounds of soldiers in WW I (they eat only the bad decomposing flesh leaving the wounds clean).


Hello Roberto,
Oustanding photograph, excellent sharpness, good composition, outstanding background.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-06 20:08]

Hello Roberto,
A stunning macro image of this little fly. Love the exceptional detail and beautiful coloration. F/18 resulted in some fine DOF. Well done!!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-06 23:02]

Fine portrait of this awesome insect, good details. tfs.

Hi Roberto
Super Macro, the detail you have captured is wild. I thing the fill flash really helped. The DOV and POV are great. Your BG helps define the diptera very well.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

hello Roberto
super good pose in this beautiful coloured flower
good details and great sharpness

name of the fly DEXIA RUSTICA

greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-07 9:51]

Hello Roberto,
Superb sharp detailed macro in great saturated and contrasting colours. Taken from the best possible POV.

WOAH baybay..now don't think i have seen a more detailed killer fly like this EVER! LOVE IT, perfect detail, perfect Macro my friend. Almost makes me want to take off my zoom and do a lil macro shooting myself! LOL

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