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Wasp Mimic Hoverfly

Wasp Mimic Hoverfly
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-08-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-09-03 4:35
Viewed: 1508
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There was a lot of confusion about the ID of this insect when I posted its picture taken on Aug 18 on an Indian image sharing site. Later I posted a picture of it here too. Today I'm posting another one which is quite sharp and displays its features well.
Now the ID of this insect is established. It is a Wasp mimic Hoverfly. It is as follows (supplied by an erudite Indian expert):


GENUS: Ceriana, Monoceromyia, Sphiximorpha

You may take the lead from the given key words to know more about it.
Thanks for looking.

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Hello Ram,
A very interesting body shape with nice colors. I like the thin body...it is very interesting...

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely hoverfly nlike a wasp, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Ram
very nice picture to show us this fly
good sharpness and lovely colours
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)
  • [2016-09-03 15:39]

Hi Ram,spectacular capture from above of this curiou syrphidae,i can't help you about the name,but i'm there to give you my best compliments for the interesting post and the excellent quality too.Have a nice Sunday 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)
  • [2016-09-03 16:37]

Hello Ram,
Awesome shot displaying exceptional features and vivid yet natural coloring. Glad you finally figured out what type of insect it really is. Your Sony Cyber Shot is doing an excellent job on these close ups. I showed a guy at work some of your shots from my iphone and he was very impressed. Great work!!

Hi Ram,
Nice macro with perfect details on the insect, maybe with a little too much noise (probably due to overcropping) and just a touch less yellow than the optimal (in my opinion). But spectacular even with these small mistakes, because the composition's pleasant. Congratulations for the ID specification.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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