Tag Archives: Syrphid Fly

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 … Continue reading

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08.01.2020 Well, I went and Katydid it

What I went and did was acquire a twin flash unit which is semi-permanently attached to my 40D and 100 macro.  At 1/250 sec I can actually hold still long enough to capture a sharp image.  Shooting in the yard … Continue reading

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07.25.2019 Nectaring Hoverfly After a Day of Rain

This little Hover Fly or Syrphid Fly (Allograpta obliqua-Common Oblique Syrphid) aka Flower Fly was having a nice nectar dinner next to our driveway Wednesday afternoon. A little more intimate than the shot I shared the other day. What a … Continue reading

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07.17.2019 Downy False-foxglove

One of the Quabbin Park wildflowers I look forward to every year is this lovely spike-Aureolaria virginica. Most of the time I spent with these flowers I shared with bumblebees and the little Syrphids aka hover flies-possibly Toxomerus sp. Most … Continue reading

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11.17.2014 The Fleabane and the Fly

Yesterday Steve Scwartzman posted a Hover Fly image and suggested I post one that I mentioned in comment.  This is an oldie, from 2008, that I made along my driveway. Hover, Flower or Syrphid Fly (Toxomerus marginatus) on a Daisy or … Continue reading

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