09.29.2022 Glamour Shot


Gymnoclytia sp.  A Tachinid fly.  These parasitic flies lay their eggs most often on the larvae of another insect, very often caterpillars, which dooms the host.  The adults feed on nectar.

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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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37 Responses to 09.29.2022 Glamour Shot

  1. The colors do make it look glamorous.

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  2. Jane Lurie says:

    Wow, a beauty, Steve. 🙂

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    The symmetry of your glamour shot is astounding.

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  4. Todd Henson says:

    Wow, that’s quite a photo! Beautiful colors and beautiful detail.

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  5. melody says:

    Glamor and glitz enough to fill every eye.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Amazing and fascinating details! The wonders a good lens reveals.

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  7. Glamorous appearance, no doubt. Behavior, not so much!

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  8. Michael Sammut says:

    Spectacular!

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  9. eremophila says:

    Seeing the beauty in the small things is wonder full.

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  10. shoreacres says:

    I never imagined a fly could show off all the colors of the rainbow, but this one comes close.

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  11. Your title is spot on, as is, as usual, your focus and composition.

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  12. Tina says:

    That’s a stunning photo–those colors! Wowza!

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  13. Very nice Steve! Great detail!

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  14. These are amazing colors…never saw this fly. And great capture.
    Anita

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  15. Love the colours and detail here

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  16. 😲 this is incredible!!! Well done, Steve!!!

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  17. Wally Jones says:

    Parasitic flies. Universally loved by their moms and macro-photographers.

    A true glamour-shot, Steve!

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