Fly on the Spring Squil



Syrphid fly (Syrphidae) on a hyacinth Spring or Siberian Squil or Blue Star flower (Scilla siberica). Contrary to our house fly, this group of flies is quite useful to humans as they pollenate flowers and many are predaceous on aphids and other pests. As all flies they do not sting.

Photo Technical Data
Size of the original (2 photos): 3141 x 2668 pixels
aperture f 16, exposure 1/125 s, ISO 400
Canon 1Ds with a 100 mm macro lens

On the right: a 200x300 pix cropped image from the original


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