Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Hover Mating

It takes patience and timing to successfully photograph a macro of a hover fly, especially while landed.  Multiply the odds to actually catch two mating.  I don't think I've shared this photo yet. I photographed this in 2010.

About 6,000 species in 200 genera have been described. Hoverflies are common throughout the world and can be found on all continents except Antarctica. Hoverflies are harmless to most other animals, despite their mimicry of stinging wasps and bees, a mimicry which serves to ward off predators.

Photo # 101016_KS10183.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.


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