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Pink Flower Fly
Bill Caldwell - ABeautifulSky Photography
Photograph - Digitally Manipulated Photo
Macro photo of black and yellow Syrphid Fly (or Flower Fly) on bright pink flower. This colorful insect photograph was originally shot on Kodachrome slide film, then scanned in to digital form and digitally manipulated for artistic effect. Copyright 2013, Bill Caldwell/ABeautifulSky Photography.
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Wikipedia: Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects. Hoverflies are harmless to most other animals despite their mimicry of more dangerous wasps and bees, which serves to ward off predators.
August 7th, 2011
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