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.


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:


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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.

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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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