Big brown eyes

Posted by karla (Omaha, United States) on 20 September 2017 in Animal & Insect.

The tiny insect shown here is in the Syrphid family, and is commonly known as hover fly or flower fly. They are a pollinators and a good biocontrol for aphids. I think this particular species is Toxomerus marginatus -- if this is wrong, please let me know. I hope your day has sunshine in it.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a fine study this makes . . excellent result.

20 Sep 2017 7:25am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you!

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

beaux jaunes

20 Sep 2017 2:07pm

@Existence Artistique: Yes, definitely beaucoup de jaune! Thank you for your visit and comment.

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Another magnificent image, Karla! I love the beautiful focus on tis bee! Wow ;-)

20 Sep 2017 6:30pm

@Denny Jump: Thanks, Denny. I had to follow it around to get an image with no blur.

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

oops....not a bee....
sorry

20 Sep 2017 6:31pm

@Denny Jump: well, pretty close! I used to call them bees, too, before researching the species. Both bees and these flies help with pollination, so again, close! :-) Thanks for your visit and comment! Hope you rec'd my note.

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, focus, DOF & colors!
L O V E L Y !!!

20 Sep 2017 8:13pm

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insect 2017 by omid

Olympus C70Z,C7000Z
1/320 second
F/4.0
ISO 80
8 mm

flower
fly
hover
pollinator

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