07.28.2021 A favorite visitor-Eastern Calligrapher

Do you have a favorite fly?  How about a favorite Hoverfly? This is mine.  These are tiny pollinators that do indeed hover.  They can fly backwards, maybe other flies do also, and their wings often iridesce. There is just a hint of that seen here.

Eastern Calligrapher-Toxomerus geminatus upon Daisy Fleabane aka Annual Fleabane-Erigeron annuus.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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15 Responses to 07.28.2021 A favorite visitor-Eastern Calligrapher

  1. ToysRus should sell models of the cute ToxomeRus.
    Did you have to wait long for this one to stop hovering and settle on the daisy fleabane?


  2. shoreacres says:

    When I read ‘Eastern Calligrapher’ I expected a butterfly. This one’s attractive; the ‘arrows’ on the abdomen look like graphic assembly instructions: “Attach this end to thorax.”

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  3. picpholio says:

    That’s a wonderful patern on it’s back.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely patterning. I’m a fan of hoverflies, too. 🙂

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  5. Wow Steve! Very Powerful Image! Enjoyed seeing it!

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  6. bluebrightly says:

    Superb photo, Steve! One immediately sees the calligraphy and the flower is so perfectly rendered, too.

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